Nativity scenes from around the world

Over 50 different nativity scenes will be on display in a crib festival at St Bartholomew’s Church, Oakridge next month.

It is the church’s second crib festival and this one is planned to include pieces from as far afield as Scandinavia and South Africa.

The Women’s Institute is making a host of angels, which will be unveiled at the exhibition. Organisers Peter and Faye Scott have tried their hand at wood carving and children from the Oakridge Parochial School are also making a display.

Organiser Faye Scott said: “The cribs come in varying shapes and sizes, many having been brought home from different parts of the world. Each has its own tale to tell and we are hugely grateful to all those people who have kindly offered to lend their family crib. This year we also have several that have been made in Oakridge.”

It’s a great chance to have a look around inside the church and get into the Christmas spirit. Tea, coffee and mince pies will be served for people visiting the exhibition.

The festival will be open on Friday 11 December 11am to 4pm and on Saturday 12 December 10.30am to 3.30pm.

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