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CW81: Kirkheaton Cairns

Since Old Testament times God’s people have used stones to mark places where God’s presence has been felt in a tangible way. In the story of Jacob and Laban (Genesis 31:46-48), for example, the two men sealed their relationship by building a cairn as a pillar of witness to their agreement.

This year our little chapel in the West Yorkshire village of Kirkheaton were keen to put Jesus at the heart of Christmas festivities and decided to use painted stones to do this. At one café church in early December we decorated stones using acrylic pens and a bit of varnish, writing ‘Jesus’ at the centre of each stone and surrounding it with simple decorations.

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