250 crib scenes to go on display at Norwich church
Rosebery Road Methodist Church in North Norwich is inviting visitors to its annual Christmas Crib Festival to raise money for local brain injury charity Headway Norfolk and Waveney.
Rosebery Road Methodist Church will displaying its large collection of around 250 cribs of various kinds to visitors on the weekends of December 7-9 and December 14-16 from 10.30am to 4pm except on Sundays when it will be open from 12.30pm.
The display has grown and developed over the years and now features around 250 crib scenes in a wide range of materials from miniature nativity sets and Christmas tree decorations to much larger displays. The church members and friends continue to add to the collection of cribs from many different parts of the world.
Ursula Franklin of Rosebery Road Methodist Church said: “This year at our annual Crib Festival we are hoping to raise money for Headway Norfolk and Waveney, the brain injury charity which uses part of the church premises four days a week. Headway clients always enjoy coming into the church on one of the Fridays of the Festival to see the cribs, but especially to sing carols of their choice with us. It is lovely to have this interaction with one of our hirers who do such worthwhile work. Containers for donations will be found in the church.”
There have been many appreciative comments from visitors to the Festival in previous years. People have called it a joyous, amazing and memorable event which is delightfully arranged. Some say it is their annual Christmas treat, and they enjoy the variety in the displays.
There will be informal Christmas organ recitals by Tim Patient on both Saturdays from 11am to 12 noon.
The Crib Festival ends on Sunday, December 16 at 4pm with a Christingle Carol service led by Rev Debbie Caulk.
There will be refreshments available including light lunches, as well as craft and produce stalls for church expenses. Car parking will be available in the school playground opposite the church on the weekends.
Rosebery Road Methodist Church, Rosebery Road, Norwich NR3 3AB
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