Search begins for nativity cribs to go on display in church festival

June 27 2017

DESPITE Christmas being six months away, organisers of the annual Nativity Crib Festival in Chipping Sodbury have already started a search for entries.

DESPITE Christmas being six months away, organisers of the annual Nativity Crib Festival in Chipping Sodbury have already started a search for entries.

The event at St John the Baptist Church features cribs old and new - some local and others from around the world.

Previous festivals have featured more than 150 crib scenes, including a number made by schools and toddler groups, and festival organisers hope to at least match that quantity this year. 

They will be accepted on loan for the week of the festival and can be cribs that have previously been put on show, as well as new exhibits.

The event will also include craft workshops for children and storytelling sessions.

Festival spokesman Steve Kerners said the cribs would be on show from November 27-December 3 and information leaflets would be made available locally nearer the time.

More information is available on the website www.svbcofe.org.uk