Prayer Shawl Ministry

Abbey altar piece known as "The Visit of the Angels" circa 1300s
The Prayer Shawl Ministry is one way that knitters have combined their faith and their knitting.  According to Jane Bristow, co-founder of the ministry, “Shawls … made for centuries are universal and embracing. They enfold, comfort, cover, wrap, give solace, warmth, mother, hug, shelter, and beautify. They are symbolic of inclusive and unconditional loving. Those who have received these shawls have been uplifted and affirmed.”

Knitters (and crocheters) of all skill levels meet monthly to work on individual prayer shawls. The shawl maker begins with prayers for the recipient (known or unknown). Upon completion, a final blessing is offered before the shawl is sent on its way. Shawls are offered for many reasons including bereavement, comfort during an illness, a birth, or celebration.

Prayer Shawl Knitting at All Church Camp 2009

Join us at our monthly gathering on the third Wednesday of each month from 7:30–9 p.m. You are also invited to make shawls in your own home and to contribute them.

To participate or for more information, please contact .