Crib Service shares the meaning of Christmas

MESSAGE: Families enjoying the Crib Service at All Saints Church (3272722)

MESSAGE: Families enjoying the Crib Service at All Saints Church (3272722)

First published in News

MORE than 300 people, mostly families with younger children, attended the two Crib Services at All Saints Church, Penarth, on Christmas Eve.

Presented by adults and children from the All Saints Church congregation, this year's service featured Postman Pat delivering messages from God to Mary, Joseph, the shepherds, the angels, the wise men and indeed the whole world!

All children attending were encouraged to play one of the roles in the Nativity story using a range of costumes, head dresses and props.

Lesley Cox, who creates and leads the All Saints Crib Service each year, said: "These services are so popular that overcrowding was becoming a problem and we were having to turn people away so since 2012 we have been holding two sessions, at 2pm and 4pm, which has enabled more families to share the true meaning of Christmas with their children as part of their Christmas celebrations." Rev Peter Cox welcomed everyone and gave a blessing at the end, and the service also featured both traditional carols and newer Christmas songs, accompanied by Nigel Lloyd-Latham on piano.

"We look forward to seeing everyone again next year," said Lesley.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree