The group began stitched kneelers for the Church in 1993 under the
direction of Jenny Overson and Annette Guppy. Later the work was organized
by Margaret Reardon, Mary Nash and Sheila Oakey. Very many people
have contributed their skill, including all the children who were
at Helmdon School when the Noah's Ark set was started.
Reading Room kneeler stitched
by Dorothy Cernik
From 1999 a photographic record (available to look at in the church)
was made by Ron and Annette Guppy, with the names of stitchers and
explanations of some of the designs. John Roberts and Sue Lidgley
photographed the kneelers for the album.
The group worked exceedingly hard to have the choir kneelers in place
in the church before the Millennium, with work finally finishing in
The group meets fortnightly for individual needlecraft projects, but
will still undertake commissioned work in the form of seat cushions,
incorporating wools kindly donated by Miss Thornicroft, who has moved