Nativity Exhibition

We held another successful Nativity Exhibition during the first week of Advent 2016. Groups of children from two local schools visited during morning openings; the public came each afternoon and Uniformed Organisations (Rainbows, Brownies, Beavers and Cub Scouts visited in the evenings.

The Exhibition featured Nativity sets from around the world made from a variety of materials:- wood, clay, paper, metal and even banana fibre! Some were African models depicting the nativity scene with people dressed in African costume, some were made in Peru and showed llamas in the stable instead of the ox and ass and a Vietnamese model was made from rolled magazine paper which had been glued together to represent the Holy Family in the stable.

We were delighted that local schools had supplied paintings created by the children to show scenes and characters from the Nativity story. 

The Exhibition was free but guests were invited to make a voluntary donation and £198.52 was raised. This is to be divided between our current Mission Project (Mission Aviation Fellowship) and our Church Funds.

 

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Everyone enjoyed looking at over 100 tiny models, each telling the story of the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem.

Children delighted at looking at the models and seeing their paintings on display.