ICONIC scenes from the bible have been immortalised in wool in a quirky exhibition coming to the region this spring.

The Knitted Bible exhibition began life in a small way in 2008 when a few members of St George’s United Reformed Church in Hartlepool starting knitting to create the scene of 'The Last Supper'.

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The project has since grown amazingly and now comprises 34 different table-top scenes depicting some of the best-known stories in the Bible.

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Tableaus range from Noah and his ark, Daniel in the lion’s den and Jonah and the whale to the Christmas and Easter stories.

The exhibition will be on display at Northallerton Methodist Church from May 14 to 22 after an official opening by the town's mayor on May 14 at 6pm.

On Monday May 16 at 7.30pm the Northallerton Methodist Church Choir will  “Sing the Stories' of the exhibition.

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A church spokesman said: "We are privileged to be hosting the national tour of this ‘must see’ event which will interest, inform, and amaze.

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"This is an event for our whole community, and we look forward to welcoming schools, groups, and individual visitors.

"There will be an interactive trail for our younger visitors.

"Refreshments with homemade scones and cakes will be served throughout."

The exhibition is free, with donations welcomed for Christian Aid and church funds.


The May exhibition opening times are as follows: 

Sundays 15th and 22nd           noon – 4pm

Monday 16th                            1pm – 4pm

Tuesday 17th - Friday 20th     10am – 1pm, and 2.30pm – 4.30pm

Saturday 21st                         10am – 4pm

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