Creating doves of hope
Doves of hope have been appearing across Wales and beyond, and people and parishes are being encouraged to create their own.
The idea is the brainchild of teacher and Abergavenny parishioner Simon Meredith, the brother of our diocesan director of education John.
Simon said: "The doves started when I was on one of my early morning exercise walks. I walked past a locked-up church and it seemed a dark empty place. So I embraced my inner Banksy, made six cardboard doves and hooked them on the gates. The people of the town responded well and now there are doves on all the churches in Abergavenny and they are starting to appear in shops and people’s windows."
You can find out more about the doves, and how to make your own, here.