The Knitted Bible is on its way back to Hartlepool

Scenes from the Knitted Bible exhibition.

Scenes from the Knitted Bible exhibition.

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THE stories of the bible all knitted together in a fascinating display which has attracted admiring glances across the country is on its way back home to Hartlepool.

What started as churchgoers attempting to knit the scene of the last supper ended with the creative parishioners from St George’s United Reformed Church constructing the stories of the bible from start to finish.

Scenes from the Knitted Bible exhibition.

Scenes from the Knitted Bible exhibition.

The Knitted Bible, which has featured in the Mail in the past, has been on somewhat of a nationwide tour with churches as far south as the capital all keen to have the showcase on display.

But, from next Monday, residents in Hartlepool will be able to cast their eyes over the impressive knitted storycase when it is back on show in St George’s United Reformed Church, in Park Road.

Church elder Chris Eddowes said: “It is proving extremely popular anywhere it goes.”

When the churchgoers set about creating the first scene in early 2008, none of them had any idea it would turn into them constructing the full bible which in turn would cause such a stir.

Mrs Eddowes is delighted the knitted bible has turned into quite the showpiece, but she’s pleased to be bringing it back home - for a short time at least.

“I suspect we won’t get thousands of people coming to have a look at it but I still think it will prove popular now its coming back home for two weeks,” added Mrs Eddowes.

The knitted bible will be on display in St George’s United Reformed Church from next Monday, August 19 to Saturday, August 31.

People can visit Monday to Saturday, from 10am-3pm.