St Pancras Knitters & Knit A Square
St Pancras Knitters meet in the church café area every Wednesday from 2-4pm (but please note: Numbers are currently limited temporarily due to the high cases of COVID. This is to help ensure everyone’s safety so please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook before attending).
We knit to support Knit a Square (KAS), whose aim is to raise awareness and help for the orphaned and vulnerable 'Street Children' in South Africa by sending knitted squares for blankets, beanie hats and hand warmers to provide warmth and love.
Several members of the congregation, and the wider community, faithfully provide squares and regularly give towards postage. Others also occasionally provide donations of wool. Squares are also collected from a few folk who are housebound.
Just before the start of the pandemic we were planning a celebration, having sent our 500th blanket! This unfortunately couldn’t happen. So, we'll be celebrating this in the second-half of 2021, only it will be to celebrate over 600 blankets being sent! In fact, up to June 2021 we have sent 640 blankets! On top of that there are all the hats, handwarmers and toys we’ve included in the parcels!
We are totally self funded and thank the Lord regularly for continued support. Every member pays £1 per week, which goes towards postage plus the knitters donate loose change which is sent to cover charges as KAS in South Africa have to pay to RECEIVE our parcels!! Thank you to all who support us in one way or another - please know that your support is very much valued and appreciated.
If you are interested in getting involved, please contact us on email@example.com or via Contact Us.
St Pancras' support for KAS is headed up by Trish Gribble, who has raised awareness of this project through talks including Peverell Methodist Church afternoon group, The Guildhall and Mainstone Community Groups. As a result, members of the St Boniface 'Knit and Chat' group now pass in squares along with postage for us to send on to KAS.
This project also provides value and purpose for those who are housebound, lonely or in need of some social interaction. As a result some now attend church services and other church events. We pray regularly as individuals for the children and periodically pray together as a group when we meet.