Our Pentecost Banner
“When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire which came to rest on each one of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit.” Acts 2:1-4
In September 2005 the idea of creating a banner was conceived and the congregation were invited to submit designs in March 2006. It was a slow process for the design team of four and it was not until November 2006 that the final design was approved by the Worship Committee.
Sewing commenced in January 2007 with 8 people involved at the start, but due to clashing diary dates and one person moving away from Taunton, the number soon reduced to 5. It was finished in May 2008 in time for Pentecost Sunday in our Festival Year.
This banner would not have been possible without an incredibly generous donation which covered not only the cost of making the entire banner, but also the cost of the brass pole from which it is hung. This gift made it possible for the very best materials to be used for the project.
The Greek word in the right hand panel of the banner means ‘Spirit’ or ‘Breath’ (of God)
A member of the congregation showed exceptional kindness by giving us the key to her house and allowing the sewing group to use her dining room for nine months while the banner gradually took shape. The finials for the pole were made by someone outside the congregation and 3 people helped with the church pulley system and lighting.
We hope you will enjoy this expression of worship for God.