A Canopy of Angels

In the run up to Christmas this year we are going to be filling the roof of St Johns Church building with a rainbow of angels. This is more than just decoration (although we hope it will look as impressive as the stars and flames have done in the past).

Each of the angels can mark a moment from the last few years. We are inviting participants to take time out to reflect while they fold.

  • What has happened that you want to remember?
  • What is the impact on your life now?
  • What do you hope for in the future?

These thoughts can be simply folded into the paper. For those that wish they can be made as a prayer, or participants can write and draw on them as well. Each Angel will be anonymous in the crowd, but each moment can be carried up with the canopy. Wherever you are coming from, as long as your hope is to lift people up, we can fill the rainbow with light, Love, and colours.

With previous canopies we have had a variety of contributions, even knitted stars, so it will be interesting to see what happens this time. We are working with groups around Dumfries, and in cafes and pubs. Or you can join in online where you are.

You can download the instructions for folding a simple angel below. the first link is a higher resolution (3Meg) file for printing. The second (marked with the x) is smaller (400kb) if you are worried about your data use.

Here is handy YouTube clip with a way to fold an Angel.

Follow the installation of the Canopy here:
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