POETRY and colourful yarns are helping cheer the community in Taunton.

The one-way system around St Andrew’s Church Hall, in Rowbarton, has been brightened up through the efforts of yarnbombers, with colourful knitting and crochet adorning the railings and trees.

Members of St Andrew’s Church congregation have formed a yarnbombing group and have been using time in lockdown to knit and crochet bright shapes to give the people of the area a smile and to let them know they are in their thoughts as they pass the church hall.

A poem, written by church member Jean Hole, is also on the railings and explains the activity.

It reads:


They also serve who

Only sit and knit

As stitch by stitch

They hitch together

Their love.

A love that

Grows and grows

As it throws

A shielding fence

Around about

As Church.

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