Church kneelers here were made between 1994 and 1998 and recall the memory of Gary Jeacock, a lover of the countryside and himself a stitcher of tapestries.
It was agreed that “the theme of the kneeers was to be the countryside – the birds, animals, flowers, trees, etc. – around the Bartons.” As so often happens, the theme was progressively broadened. A plump puffin looks round at a dove that has acquired an olive branch. A tractor asserts rural realities. A Girl Guide cooks her supper on a camp fire in front of her tent.
Two armorial kneelers and an image of the Sacred Heart within a wreath belong to an earlier period.