Help create a choir of angels at the Bar Convent in York this Christmas

Here’s a lovely project to get involved with: the creation of a choir of angels at the Bar Convent. As part of the Christmas story, the Bar Convent will be celebrating angels and all that they symbolise; from faith, love and comfort to strength, protection and guardianship.

During lockdown they are creating a Christmas display of angels for the windows of their beautiful Grade I listed building on Blossom Street, and they are inviting everyone to be part of it.

Each angel will represent a personal prayer, a message or a dedication. These angels will all come together to create an uplifting and meaningful Choir of Angels. The display may come to mean different things to different people, as angels often do. The angels might symbolise hope, a sense of community, a connection between those behind closed doors and the outside world. Perhaps someone has dedicated an angel just for you, so that you know someone is thinking of you even if you are unable to be together.

How you can get involved

Help to create the display of angels by downloading the template and printing out the angel template on A4 card.

Please cut around the angel, add your own personal message and, if you would like to decorate your angel in white, silver and/or gold. Alternatively, you can email a scan of your angel (details below).

Please send your angel to Lauren Masterman, The Bar Convent Living Heritage Centre, 17 Blossom Street, York, YO24 1AQ by Thursday 26 November. You can email a scan of your angel to . The angels will be on display from Thursday 3 December.

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