ST. IPPOLYTS CHURCH NATIVITY CRIB FESTIVAL
Saturday 4th December - Sunday 5th December - 11.00am. - 5.00pm.
We are very much looking forward to having our wonderful Nativity Crib Festival back in the Church this Christmas (all other things being equal).
Last year we realised very early on that our beautiful medieval church with its narrow spaces between the pews was not going to allow social distancing. We decided to hold a Virtual Crib Festival instead so that everyone could still enjoy this amazing event which marks the start of Christmas in St. Ippolyts and beyond.
We managed to conquer the complexities of scheduling on Facebook and discovered how difficult it is to take a good photo. We posted several cribs and their "stories" each day during advent (over 80 in total) to create a wonderful on line event that reached over 20000 people from as far afield as India, Vietnam and New Zealand.
It will be fabulous to be back in the church this year with,
hopefully, more cribs than ever to see (we had 200 in 2019).
Entry is £3, children are free. Sadly we have decided that it would
be safer not to sell refreshments this year. However, we will be having a tombola. We will have a box for contributions in the back of the church from the beginning of November.
If you are able to help man the Festival please keep your eyes open for sign-up sheets at the back of the church or contact Barbara.