The Wilmslow Crib Festival proved a popular event with more than two hundred people attending the open day at Wilmslow Methodist Church on Saturday, 8th December.
Organised by Churches Together in Wilmslow, the festival featured over 80 nativity scenes made by local community groups, churches and schools which were made from a wide variety of materials including cork, wool, cloth, cardboard, glass, china, coal, metal, wood, beads, shells, pine cones, clay, felt, gingerbread and marshmallow.
Emma Coe, of Wilmslow Methodist Church, said "During the week schools and community groups visited the festival to hear about the Christmas story and to view all the different nativity sets. Children had the chance to dress up as a nativity character and to have their photo taken in a Mary and Joseph 'head through the hole' scene. There were also some scenes from the Christmas story around the church including a 'host' of angels, a stable scene, a shepherd scene and 3 wise men (with camels!).
Emma added "The event was a Churches Together in Wilmslow project and the aim was to engage the community with the Christmas story in a different and fun way."