In the late 1990s members of Christ Church congregation designed and produced a number of hassocks (kneelers) to celebrate the millennium of Christ's Incarnation. On Sunday 30 January 2000 - our Patronal Festival - the kneelers were dedicated by the Bishop of Southwark the Very Reverend Tom Butler. The kneelers can be found in the pews in the nave. Photographs of all the kneelers and brief details about who sponsored which kneeler and for whom they were produced can be found here.
All are for the greater glory of God in Christ.
An A3 poster of the millennium kneelers can be downloded here
Gallery 1 (right) has pictures of all 63 of the kneelers. You can wait for the gallery to run through, or use the navigation controls at the base of the gallery to find the one you want to see. The kneeler numbers here are the same as the second gallery below.
Christ Church Millennium Kneeler Designs 2
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Kneeler No. 10
Kneeler No. 11
Kneeler No. 12
Kneeler No. 13
Dedicated to Winifred Flora Gimlette 1887-1979. Sponsored by Peter & Elizabeth (nee Gimlette) Fleming. Embroidered by Roberte Hein.
Dedicated to Joan Frances Stowe 1927-1995. Sponsored by Kenneth Stowe. Embroidered by Margaret Wythers.
Dedicated to the memory of the many years our families have worshipped and celebrated at Christ Church. Sponsored & Embroidered by Pamela Hern.
Dedicated to Cecil Davey 1902-1964, Mary Davey 1914-1961. Sponsored by John Davey. Embroidered by Margaret Sandison.
Sponsored & Embroidered by Marion Crutchfield.
Kneeler No. 9
Sponsored & Embroidered by Jean Murray.
Kneeler No. 15
Dedicated to the Barrett family. Sponsored by Phyllis & John Barrett. Embroidered by Phyllis Barrett.
Kneeler No. 16
Dedicated to Margaret Olive Beattie 1913-1985. Sponsored by Malcolm Hamilton Beattie. Embroidered by Susan Houghton.
Kneeler No. 17
Dedicated to the Glory of God and in loving memory of my dear mum & dad, Eileen & Edwin Lindley. Sponsored by Olive Lindley. Embroidered by Wendy Hamilton.
Kneeler No. 18
Dedicated to celebrate the millennium and all the children who were baptized & confirmed at Christ Church. Sponsored by the Hickson family. Embroidered by Sharon McKinley.
Kneeler No. 14
Dedicated to the Choir & Bellringers. Sponsored & Embroidered by Dorothy Jeffs.
Kneeler No. 45
Dedicated to the Chester family. Sponsored by Elaine & Kevin Chester. Embroidered by Kaye Chester.
Kneeler No. 46
Dedicated to Stanley Nagele 1921-1998. Sponsored & Embroidered by Joan Nagele.
Kneeler No. 47
Dedicated to Marjories Grace Ross 1903-1989. Sponsored by Myrtle Ross. Designed & embroidered by Jane McIntosh.
Kneeler No. 48
Dedicated to Wilfred Esmond Hamilton 1899-1980 & Mabel Elizabeth Hamilton 1904-1992, and Florence May Wood 1898-1993. Sponsored by John and David Hamilton. Embroidered by Wendy Hamilton.
Kneeler No. 44
Sponsored, Designed and Embroidered by Islay Aylwin.
Kneeler No. 55
Dedicated to Cecily Bacon 1890-1972. Sponsored & Embroidered by Runa Bacon.
Kneeler No. 56
Sponsored & Embroidered by Susan Rocksborough-Smith.
Kneeler No. 57
Dedicated to Rosemary Parker. Sponsored by Pamela Macklin. Embroidered by Lynda Coleman & members of the Friday house group.
Kneeler No. 58
Dedicated to Anthony Barker 1920-1993 & Maggie Barker 1916-1993. Sponsored & Embroidered by Sally Day.
Dedicated to M A Griggs 1883-1975. Sponsored by Alma Nye. Embroidered by Mary Quilter.
Kneeler No. 1
Dedicated to the marriage of Jane Pilcher & Brian Moore. Sponsored & Embroidered by Gill Pilcher.
Kneeler No. 2
Sponsored by Kenneth Aylwin. Embroidered by Islay Aylwin.
Kneeler No. 3
Dedicated to former pupils of King's College School who lost their lives in WW2. Sponsored by Dorothy Roberts Embroidered by Marion Stewart
Kneeler No. 4
Kneeler No. 25
Dedicated to celebrate the millennium with music, and to friends who worshipped at Christ Church - Madge Cornford, Kathleen Fernihough, May Field, Florence Pirouet. Sponsored & Embroidered by Betty Crutchfield.
Kneeler No. 26
Dedicated to Ina May Patterson 1902-1992. Sponsored by Gladys Martin. Embroidered by Helen Harding.
Kneeler No. 27
Embroidered by Lynda Coleman for a friend.
Kneeler No. 28
Dedicated to Edward & Viola Clark, Armin & Edith Jaeger. Sponsored by Armin & Nancy Jaeger. Embroidered by Gill Pilcher.
Kneeler No. 24
Dedicated to William Allen Stewart 1943-1998. Sponsored by Ian & Marion Stewart. Embroidered by Marion Stewart.
Dedicated to Sean Lancet 1963-1990
Sponsored by Peggy Lancet. Embroidered by Francesca Flammiger nee Lancet.
Kneeler No. 30
Dedicated to Bob & Rosemary Knapp. Sponsored by Belinda Evans, nee Knap, Alison & Tom Knapp. Embroidered by Belinda Evans.
Kneeler No. 31
For Matthew. Sponsored by Sharon & Amit. Embroidered by Pamela Hern.
Kneeler No. 32
Sponsored by John & Angela Salmon. Embroidered by Anne Morrison.
Kneeler No. 33
Kneeler No. 29
Dedicated to Charles Horace William Riddington 1899-1967. Sponsored & Embroidered by Norah Kathleen Riddington MBE.
Dedicated to Joan Ames. Sponsored by her family. Embroidered by Annabelle Whitton.
Kneeler No. 40
Dedicated to Jean Haynes 1935-1998. Sponsored by Peter Haynes. Embroidered by Sue Loten.
Kneeler No. 41
Dedicated to Joan Ames. Sponsored by her family. Embroidered by Celia Thomson.
Kneeler No. 42
Dedicated to Lawrence George Harris 1944-1945. Sponsored by Anna & Arthur Harris. Embroidered by Amanda Thompson.
Kneeler No. 43
Kneeler No. 39
Dedicated to Winifred Beatrice Riddington 1902-1985. Sponsored & Embroidered by Norah Kathleen Riddington MBE.
Kneeler No. 60
Embroidered by Susan Houghton.
Kneeler No. 61
Dedicated to the Luddington family. Sponsored by the Luddington family. Embroidered by Wendy Hamilton.
Kneeler No. 62
Sponsored by John Davy. Embroidered by Margaret Sandison.
Kneeler No. 63
Dedicated to Frances Moffatt. Sponsored & Embroidered by Pamela Macklin.
Kneeler No. 59
Dedicated to the wildlife on Wimbledon Common. Embroidered by Marion Crutchfield.