20th Feb, 2019

The Nativity brings the world together in Kenilworth

NATIVITY scenes from around the world are coming together under one roof in Kenilworth.

The Abbey Hill United Reformed Church is showcasing 100 nativity sets in an exhibition running until Sunday.

As well as the traditional nativity, more unusual displays range from dolls house size sets and wooden nativity inspired spoons carved in Bethlehem, to Zambian hippopotamus stables and a Mexican set made from tin plate.

Most of the collection has come from retired minister Rev John Carrier, as well as contributions from other church-goers,

A spokesperson said: “When St Francis started his enactment of the nativity story in 1223 he could not have imagined how the ides would spread throughout the world and be expressed in such a variety of ways.

“The church is inviting the community to view this delightful exhibition and hoping that in the season of advent it will be a reminder of the reason for our celebrations at Christmas.”

Refreshments will be available and a ‘children’s table’ will allow youngsters to explore the nativity themselves with colouring and fuzzy felt activities.

The exhibition will be open from 2pm to 5pm on weekdays and from 10am on Saturday and 12.30pm on Sunday.

* LOVED ones can be remembered at a Christmas dedication service in Warwick.

The service organised by Warwick Rotary will see messages of love and remembrance left on a Christmas tree in Market Square. There will also be carols sung with the help of Warwick Community Band and Newburgh school choir.

The service will take place on Sunday (December 9) from 4pm.

Call 01926 492212 to contact Warwick Tourist Centre and find out more about dedicating a light.

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