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Angel Pockets Knitting Pattern

Mothers’ Union members in the diocese of Chester produce Angel Pockets which are used in hospital labour suites. These little pocket wraps are used on the sad occasion when babies are stillborn.

The pocket is knitted in 4 sizes, using wool no thicker than 4 ply, in white or any pastel colour. 3 ply or 2 ply is fine especially for the smaller sizes.

The pattern can be downloaded here

Quilts for hospital neonatal units

Neonatal quiltNeonatal hospital units use these quilts in a variety of ways. (more…)

Twiddle Muffs

Try knitting something different – and useful! Making Twiddle Muffs are a great way to help people with dementia exercise their fingers. Have a go in your branches using this pattern from MU Chester Diocese. You can even ask your local “Knit and Natter” group to make them as a community project. Finished items are welcomed at Care Homes for residents with dementia, anxiety or recovering from strokes.

 

Starving Students Survival Guide

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You’ve unpacked your stuff, found the kitchen and now you are entering into unknown territory; cooking!

We hope that this guide will help you to eat well while you are away from home. In it you will find hints and tips on shopping for food, how to get your “five a day”, and some basic recipes.

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Activity Quilts for People with Dementia

Activity quilts, or “Fiddle Pinnies” can help maintain finger skills, provide stimulation and conversation topics for those suffering with Dementia.Lady with activity quilt (more…)

Project Resources

Foodbank Recipe Card – this is designed to be printed “double sided, flip on short edge” and then laminated.

Foodbank additional recipes

Starving Students Survival Guide

Starving Students Survival Guide Booklet – this is designed to be printed “double sided, flip on short edge” to created a booklet.

Activity Quilts tutorial

Twiddle Muff knitting pattern

Tutorial for Neonatal Quilts

List of children’s bereavement books

AFIA application form

Diocesan Emergency Fund Form

Emergency Fund form

Upcoming Events

  1. Bodicote Branch

    December 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Abingdon Branch

    2nd January 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  3. Tilehurst St Michael’s Branch

    9th January 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  4. Tilehurst St Michael’s Branch

    29th January 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  5. Abingdon Branch

    6th February 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Verse of the Day

“[The birth of Jesus foretold] In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, ‘Greetings, you who are highly favoured! The Lord is with you.’” — Luke 1:26-28 Listen to chapter Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica. Powered by BibleGateway.com.