THOUSANDS of handmade angels have gone on display inside a Wrexham church to remember those who have died from Covid-19 in Wales.

A Festival of Angels opened today (October 31) at St Giles’ Parish Church and will run into the new year.

Inspired by the fifteenth century musical angels carved into the wooden roof at the church, the congregation has created the festival featuring over 6,000 handcrafted angels.

The angels are made from a variety of materials – some new, some recycled, and all handmade – and have been suspended from the interior of the tower, in nets in the nave of the church, and from the pillars.

The Vicar of St Giles, the Revd Dr Jason Bray said: "For many Christians, angels represent hope and light, so as we emerge from the darkest days of the pandemic, we feel that this message of Christian hope is one we want to share with world around us, and the Festival of Angels is a wonderful way of doing that."

The church is open Monday to Saturday from 10am until 4pm, and for Sunday services. There is no charge for admission.