Feathers and Fishing Lines!

A symbolic installation of feathers and fishing line appeared above St Michael’s Church font last Sunday.

It was Pentecost Sunday,a day when the church celebrates the coming of God’s Holy Spirit upon Jesus’ disciples. In the bible the Spirit is represented by flames of fire or by a dove- hence the white feathers.

Many of the disciples were fishermen and of course it is particularly appropriate that in Alnwick- the home of Hardy’s- these 140 feathers above the font are held to fishing line by split shot and weighted with fishing weights. Rev’d Julia Myles called on the expertise of Hardy’s employees Carmelle Stewart-Hook and Dick Taylor when creating the installation.

Do come along to St Michael’s, on Bailiffgate and see it. Church is open every day.

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