Thousands of visitors expected at popular crib festival

November 29 2015

MORE than 150 cribs will be on display in St John’s Church, Chipping Sodbury, for one of the town’s most popular events of the year.

MORE than 150 cribs will be on display in St John’s Church, Chipping Sodbury, for one of the town’s most popular events of the year.

Many of those exhibited for the annual Nativity Crib Festival have been loaned to the church from overseas. Others have been made by local schools and toddler groups.

Last year about 5,000 people went to see the displays of traditional and contemporary cribs.

Organiser Liz Gregson said: “Each year we welcome new cribs and some we have seen before.

“We also have lots of other things to offer, including craft items for children to make, stories to listen to and workshops to join. It is a truly magical and exciting festival for friends and family to visit.” 

The festival runs from December 2-6, with the church café open for the duration of the event. More details can be found by visiting the www.svbcofe.org.uk website.