Knitted Bible Exhibition at St Catherine's Church, Over Alderley and Birtles

Visit the Amazing Knitted Bible this Advent 

26th November - 6th December 2021

St. Catherine's Church, Birtles Lane, Over Alderley, SK10 4RX


After a wait of almost two years, St. Catherine’s church is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the Knitted Bible exhibition this advent.


  • All your favourite bible scenes in a very special setting
  • Seasonal refreshments and carols
  • Games and quizzes for young visitors
  • Wear something knitted!


Times that it will be open to the public are below. There is no need to book at these times, just call in. For daytime openings tea, coffee and cakes will be on offer. In the evening there will also be the option of a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie.  


Visiting the Knitted Bible is free. For anyone who is able to, a £2 donation would be most welcome.  For group bookings at any other time contact Jo or Nicola 01625 861 310/ 01625 860 815


The Knitted Bible opening times 


Friday 26th November 10.00 Grand Opening of the Knitted Bible by Bishop Mark, the Bishop of Chester

Saturday 27th November: 10am – 12noon; 2pm – 4pm.

Sunday 28th November: 1.15pm – 2.30pm

Thursday 2nd December: 4pm – 7pm.

Friday 3rd December: 4pm – 7pm.

Saturday 4th December: 10am – 12noon; 2pm – 4pm

Sunday 5th December: 11.15am Family Service to 1pm; 4pm – 7pm with a closing by Bishop Sam, the Bishop of Stockport.


You might wonder what on earth the knitted bible is!  Here is a brief explanation from its creators:


Parishioners at St George’s United Reformed Church created the exhibition, The Knitted Bible, which consists of 33 knitted Biblical scenes. The project incorporates hundreds of knitted figures which feature in knitted scenes depicting stories such as Adam and Eve, The Last Supper, Noah’s Ark and of course, The Nativity.  It has been touring the country for number of years with the aim of engaging school children and members of the public. The knitted figures present well known stories in another way. Some of the stories we know and some of them are less obvious, but even if you are not very religious the amount of work and craftsmanship is unbelievable. It is accessible for all ages and even nursery children visit the Knitted Bible.


After St. Catherine’s the Knitted Bible will continue its national tour so catch it while you can!