Angels gather in Bakewell

An angel from Bakewll Church Festival
An angel from Bakewll Church Festival
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A host of sixty angels, the creation of Holmfirth based artist, Celia Kilner flew in to All Saints Parish Church, Bakewell, at the end of September and will be there to see and enjoy until January 2012.

The angels are painted on foam board and are interpretations and representations of Angel paintings from across the world, across the ages and across all religious persuasions. The earliest Angel is from Fifth Century Egypt. Closer to our own times is a pre-Raphaelite style ‘St Cecilia’ by J.W. Waterhouse.

Local people & organisations have been invited to create & display an Angel of their own in church during the Festival, 26th November - 18th December. Church will be open from 9am-6pm (8pm on26thand27th)(from 1pm on Sunday) and refreshments will be available 11am – 4pm.

Local shops and businesses have been asked to display an angel in a prominent position in their premises for the duration of the Festival and residents are being invited to make and display an angel in their windows or gardens.

Festival of Angels Programme at All Saints Church, Bakewell

Tuesday 29th November 7 pm Official Opening with the Town Crier and a talk by the angels artist Celia Kilner. Free Entry. Refreshments

Saturday 3rd December 7 pm for 7.30pm `Sing Along’ Messiah. Entry £5. Refreshments

Sunday 4th December 6 pm Taize Service by candlelight

Thursday 8th December 7pm Film: Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life”. Free Entry. Refreshments

Sunday 11th December 7 pm Concert by the High Peak Wind Band. Entry £5

Sunday 18th December 6pm Candlelit Carol Service

For full details of the Festival Events please visit