​Cathedral Crib service

For the third year running, the
Crib Service on Christmas Eve at
Worcester Cathedral will feature
a live crib with real animals. 

“A building of this size,” said
the precentor, Michael Brierley,
“requires as large a crib as
possible. Life-size is currently
the best that we can do.”
A member of the cathedral staff kindly
provides the sheep, and a member of
the cathedral council kindly brings her
donkey. “It’s a very special service,”
continued Michael, “as important for
children as a formal carol service is for
adults, so we give it a lot of care and
attention. People seem to come along
after their final shopping on Christmas
Eve, and get their Christmas off to
the best possible start, by reminding
themselves what it’s all about.”

“The Dean wondered about having camels as well. That’s a bit too Epiphany for me.
However, I wouldn’t say no to an ox. If anyone knows of a well-behaved cow, perhaps
they could be in touch!” 

Please pray for the cathedral crib service and all crib services across the Diocese, that
they might enable the Christmas story to come alive in new ways, especially for families
who have not been to a crib service before. 

Malvern Deanery – Rural Dean: Peter Knight; Lay Chair: David Sparkes 

Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham: Bishop Paul Williams with Bishop Tony Porter (Sherwood) 

Diocese of Borg (Norway): Bishop Atle Sommerfeldt 

Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin & Ardagh (Ireland): Bishop Ferran Glenfield 

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