The Bexley Wall Hangings

The Bexley Wall Hangings which hang in our hall were created by a group from Bexley Voluntary Service Council who met weekly at the church. The designer of the hangings and leader of  the group was Lorna Childs.The four wall hangings depict the history of the Borough of Bexley from its beginnings through the eighteenth century and nineteenth century to the twentieth century. If you click on a photograph to enlarge it you can find William Morris’s Red House, Hall Place and even a picture of former local MP and Prime Minister, Edward Heath and also many other local landmarks and personalities.
It took seven years of work with the last one being completed for the millennium. Various embroidery techniques are used including gold work, black work, stump work and appliqué. They arouse much interest from visitors. The hangings were presented to the church by the group in recognition of the support given by Geddes Place URC to Bexley Council for Voluntary Service and other local charities. They can be seen at the church on Thursdays from 10.30am to 1.30pm and on Sunday mornings.
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