Christ Church Cathedral

Hearts and Hands Prayer Shawl Ministry

The cathedral’s Hearts and Hands Prayer Shawl Ministry has given over many prayerfully hand-crafted prayer shawls, blankets, hats, teddy bears, and other whimsical creatures to people of all ages, as a tangible sign of God¹s loving embrace and the care and prayers of the worshiping community during a time of crisis.


Prayer shawl ministry members meet the third Saturday of the month for prayer, conversation, coffee, pastries, and stitching. Don’t know the difference between a crochet hook and a chopstick? Not a problem. Able to knit socks blindfolded? Woohoo! Rusty, seasoned, or newbie: people of all ages are welcome. Materials provided at each meeting or you can bring your own. We have yarn, needles, patterns, and some great teachers to get you started.


Experience a deeper connection with God and with others through the spiritual practice of handwork: the play of creativity, the meditative rhythm of stitching, and the joy of offering a sign of our prayers and God’s care to people in the midst of illness, grief, hospitalization, treatment, or other significant life transition.


For more information, or if you or someone you know is in need of this type of pastoral care, please email the Canon Sherilyn Pearce.