From the organiser of the Crib Blessing on 3 December at St Nicholas Kirk…
“Good afternoon all,
Just a wee note to say thank you for yesterday. What a fantastic, sunny morning we had together.
Thank you for all the wonderful singing and smiley faces!
Wishing you all a very happy Christmas when it comes (21 sleeps!)”
Thank you to Miss Mainland and Miss Wallace for preparing their classes so well to take part in this. It is much appreciated by ourselves and the wider community.
Further info taken from Aberdeen City Council website:
Reverend Stephen Taylor, the Lord Provost of Aberdeen Barney Crockett and Cllr Jennifer Stewart will welcome Members of Aberdeen Churches Together and local school children for the service. It begins at 11am on Monday (December 3).
Reverend Taylor will lead the welcome followed by prayers and readings by Gabor Czàko, Lorna Glen and Shuna Dick and a blessing from Anne Dyer and the benediction from John McNeill.
Popular Christmas Carols such as O little town of Bethlehem and Away in a manger will be sung by pupils from Ferryhill Primary School, Hanover Street, Primary School, Holy Family, RC Primary School, St Margaret’s, Junior School, St Peter’s, RC Primary School, St Joseph’s RC Primary School and Robert Gordon’s College Junior School.
The Lord Provost of Aberdeen Barney Crockett said: “The blessing of the nativity scene is always a wonderful occasion and an opportunity to take time out from such a busy time of year to focus on the meaning of the Christmas story and the spirit of joy and hope.”
Refreshments are provided in St Nicholas Kirk following the service.
The Nativity scene will be open daily, from dawn to dusk, until 4 January 2019.
The Christmas Crib Blessing Service is one of the programme of events being held during Christmas in Aberdeen. For further information visit www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/christmas .