British hassocks

Church designed kneelers are one of the most widespread form of folk art in England and form a document of parish life. For centuries kneelers or hassocks used in prayer, are sometimes overlooked but they are always unique. Sitting undisturbed below pews, these works of art are decorative as well as practical. Throughout England many churches embarked on major needlepoint hassocks projects to celebrate the new millennium, each representing an important event in the life of the needleworker or the community.

Hassocks from St. Mary's Parish Church Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire and St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk