A church in Wootton Bassett is inviting members of the public to visit an exhibition of nativity scenes from around the world and rediscover the true meaning of Christmas this December.
Wootton Bassett Methodist Church, on Wootton Bassett High Street, will be displaying around 60 different nativity scenes between 2pm and 5pm on Thursday 10 and Friday 11 December, and 10am until 5pm on Saturday 12 December.
Church member David Pope, who has helped to organise the exhibition, explained: “Six of the nativity scenes that will be on display have been lent to us by a museum in Wootton Bassett’s twin town; Blain. The Museum of Blain has over 600 scenes in their collection, from as far away as Russia, Slovakia, Peru and Mexico, and the people of Blain have been incredibly kind in lending us the spectacular nativity scenes for the exhibition.
“The rest of the displays have been donated by people in the town and made by children in local schools and play groups.
“At this time of year it is so easy to get caught in the consumerism and financial pressure that surround Christmas. This exhibition is a chance for people to reflect on the real meaning of Christmas, spend time with their family and enjoy some of the nativity sets that have been both donated by our twin town and created by the children of Wootton Bassett. It really is an event for the whole of the community.”
Refreshments will be available throughout the exhibition.
Anyone interested in finding out more information can contact David on: 01793 850927.