World Day of Prayer
Prepared by the WDP Committee of England, Wales and Northern Ireland
March 4, 2022
“I Know the Plans I Have for You”
Artist: Angie Fox
Angie Fox is an Embroiderer and Vestment Designer.
Growing up in Norfolk, she learned to knit and sew from her mother but has continued learning new needlework and other craft skills throughout her life.
Angie is married to Peter. They have 3 sons and 2 grandchildren and live in Castle Donington near Derby. As an Anglican Priest's wife, she has lived in many places, including two stints in Papua New Guinea. Her first child was born there and, later, she returned to PNG when her husband became Bishop of Port Moresby.
A love of traditional worship has inspired her in designing and making church vestments. At one stage, together with a group of clergy wives in Port Moresby, she was sending vestments to Australia to raise funds for the church. She now designs and makes bespoke vestments to order. “I get some of my best designs when I should be listening to my husband's sermons!” she laughs.
Angie recently received the Certificate in Hand Embroidery from the Royal School of Needlework. “I have enjoyed the discipline of learning afresh skills I thought I knew; understanding ancient techniques of hand embroidery, passed down through the generations”
“I am thrilled to be chosen to represent, in art, the prayers of the women of my country. I have so many memories of organising and participating in WDP services at home and abroad and I love the feeling of togetherness, knowing that, all over the world, the same prayers are being offered in many languages, and cultures, churches and meeting places.”
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Medium: Textile – Embroidery, Appliqué and Metalwork
Following the theme given, I have used several images to depict the key words as follows:
Freedom: an open door to a pathway across an endless open vista
Justice: broken chains
God’s Peace and Forgiveness: the dove of peace and a peace lily breaking through the pavement
Over all, a rainbow which has come to represent all these things from the story of Noah through to the modern day. It is a symbol of the overreaching love of God.
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