The Minster Broderers are a group of needleworkers who meet weekly at the homes of members to work kneelers, cushions etc for use in the Minster. The group was formed in 1999 as a millennium project to replace the outworn communion rail kneelers at the high altar and we have gone on working ever since. So far we have made kneelers for St George's communion rail, cushions for various ceremonial chairs and a set of 24 offertory bags. A further set of 25 cushions illustrating aspects of of the life and worship of our community have been made for the stone benches in the crypt.
Our current project is a set of altar rail kneelers for Trinity chapel with designs based on Celtic motifs from the Gospel Books of Kells, Durrow and Lindisfarne and kneelers for the pew benches at the front of St George's chapel which have a marine theme.
We are a friendly and informal group who welcome new members; we work in needlepoint so some experience of cross-stitch or canvas work is a help, but we are always willing to share skills with each other.
Anyone interested in joining us is welcome to contact us and find out more!