Angels

Why an army of knitted angels suddenly appeared around Starbeck

Anyone who’s driven along Starbeck high street this week might have wondered why there was a sudden appearance of more than 750 knitted angels. Well, it’s all down to an army of volunteers who are determined to spread festive cheer.

Knitters from St Andrew’s Church, Starbeck Methodist and the Mission Church have made the angels, which all have a Christmas message attached to them.

Residents have taken them home and put them on display. The project, coordinated by Samantha Ainsworth from St Andrew’s Church, attracted a lot of interest. Volunteers turned out at 7.45am on Tuesday to place the angels around Starbeck, to make sure that they arrived before light, and to greet children on their way to school.

Starbeck resident Angel Kidman said: “What a blessing the angels are to our community. It was lovely to see all the children so excited and to hear lots of people saying they still have last year’s or that it has pride of place on their tree.”

The angels were also scattered around the new Wellspring Therapy and Training Centre, Starbeck school, Starbeck library, and all the churches involved.