Epipany CribFest

How many of us really celebrate the Epiphany? For most people, Christmas finishes just as it starts with decorations taken down on Boxing Day and ‘Sales’ starting in the shops. And for those of us that do observe the twelve days of Christmas we don’t actually celebrate the feast; unlike countries such as Spain, where they celebrate Dia de los Reyes (Three Kings Day) and exchange gifts.

Lets CELEBRATE the Epiphany and bring our communities together to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas with a CRIBFEST

A CRIBFEST is an invitation for fellow parishioners to show off their family cribs big and small; simple or lavish; traditional or modern. See how many cribs you can collect together on the Feast of the Epiphany. With examples from across the world it will make a wonderful display for people to enjoy with a cup of tea, a glass of mulled wine and perhaps a mince pie?

Alternatively you could organize a Cribfest before Christmas one Sunday afternoon maybe even including a Christingle service for the children? For advice and ideas on planning your CRIB FEST contact and see picture from 2017 Cribfest here.

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In the parishes of St Joseph’s Poole; Holy Trinity, Dorchester; Abbey Rd, Torquay; Holy Angels, Torquay and All Saints Teignmouth, parishioners’ cribs were brought together to create displays in churches and halls for people to come and admire and enjoy. It was amazing to see the variety and diversity of the nativities.