Residents have been enjoying decorating hearts to share with family and friends and the Sew for Keyworkers group sent out two little knitted hearts – one for them to keep and one to give to a loved one, as a symbol of togetherness, even when people can’t be with their families and friends as normal.
Year three children at Churchdown Village Junior School decorated hearts and sent them to Badgeworth Court Care Centre which delighted the residents.
Rachel Cottell, Community engagement co-ordinator at Badgeworth Court said, “We are looking forward to reassuring members of the local community that ‘You are loved’ with the delivery this weekend of chocolate hearts and prayer bookmarks, designed in partnership with the Greenway benefice.”
The Revd Jo Wetherall, Growing Faith Officer at the Diocese of Gloucester and the creator of this project said, “We all need to know we are loved, especially at the moment. Working together to overcome Covid-19 is hard. Many people are grieving, some exhausted, others frightened or lonely. At the very least we are brought low – ten months in your jogging bottoms can make you feel unlovable.
“The hearts show our ongoing love and support for our keyworkers and our enduring hope.
“Please do share the packs with your worshipping communities and encourage everyone to display the hearts over Valentines Day and the rest of February.”
If you’re interested in more resources like these to share with your community, you can visit www.gloucester.anglican.org/growing-together
This resource is free for churches and schools that are part of the Diocese of Gloucester. The password can be accessed by contacting ku.gr1696020616o.coi1696020616dsolg1696020616@hsif1696020616j1696020616 and providing your name, postcode and parish or school details.
Download the PDF of Hearts of love here.