A New Kneeler in Memory of Christine Fletcher
On Passion Sunday, the 7th April, a new kneeler was blessed and dedicated, by Pat Snelling, at St Kenelm’s church in Clifton.
The embroidered kneeler was started by Christine Fletcher, whom many of you will remember with great affection. Sadly, Christine died before she could finish it. Her friends in the Knightwick and District Trefoil Guild decided to finish it in memory of Christine. They brought it along to St Kenelm's on Sunday for the blessing and dedication, where they were joined by Christine’s daughter and grandson.
The kneeler depicts the story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in the fiery furnace, where they had been thrown by King Nebuchadnezzar because they refused to bow down and worship the image of gold which he had had made. On the kneeler is clearly shown, in white, the image of the angel, whom God had sent to protect them from the flames, and so they emerged totally unscathed and King Nebuchadnezzar was converted to Christianity. You can read all about this in the book of Daniel.
If you wish to see the kneeler it is in St Kenelm’s and it will then join the other embroidered kneelers in the pews. Many thanks to the Trefoil Ladies for such a gesture of love and remembrance.