The angel was produced by Reprezent Project along with Adam and Emma from Willow Phoenix who worked alongside children from St George’s Primary School and St Nicholas Primary School in Great Yarmouth, as well as the Walk & Talk East Anglia men’s mental health group.
The piece, named ‘Angel of Hope’, will continue to stand near the entrance to Great Yarmouth Minster for the remainder of 2024, and is accompanied by a sign which explains that the 366 feathers represent “all the days of hope, positivity and love in 2024.”
The giant angel was created as the centrepiece for the Minster’s first ever Christmas angel festival, for which local community groups designed and made their own angel creations which were displayed in the building for a week before Christmas.
The Bishop of Thetford, The Rt Revd Ian Bishop attended a carol service at Great Yarmouth Minster and said “I absolutely loved the amazing angel. For me when I think of the angels in the Christmas story, the phrase ‘Do not be afraid’ keeps recurring. Mary, Joseph and the shepherds are all told ‘Do not be afraid’. I see the Yarmouth angel, and I hope for everyone in Yarmouth, that they might be reassured by the same message ‘do not be afraid.”
If you’d like to visit the angel at Great Yarmouth Minster, you can find more information here: Great Yarmouth Minster (gtyarmouthminster.org)
Article courtesy of Network Norfolk. Photo from Bishop Ian’s Facebook.