The Rev Richard Kelley and Rev Selina Garner, from the Wellington and District Team of churches, invited the wider community to join them to share hope and joy through the Angels of Joy project at Easter.

People of all ages in the town, villages, churches and local schools worked for weeks to knit and create flowers and angels of joy in all shapes and sizes.

The main display is in St John’s churchyard, which has been transformed by hundreds of angels celebrating the Easter message and the hope of new life and new beginnings as the Covid-19 lockdown begins to ease.

Children from IKB and St John’s primary schools in Wellington, young people doing their Duke of Edinburgh Award, a massive team of knitters, church members and the local council worked together to transform the churchyard to overflow with colours, daffodils and angels.

Angels of Joy displays have also been installed in the churchyards in West Buckland, Bradford-on-Tone, Langford Budville, Greenham, Nynehead and Runnington, and the United Reformed Church, as well as in St John’s school playground and the Lancer Court flowerbeds.

Langford Budville and West Buckland primary schools helped create the displays and decorated angels for their villages with the support of their teachers.

The Easter angel displays will be in St John’s churchyard and the village churchyards until Pentecost on May 23.