Wonderful work was done in preparation for the Nativities! display in church. The enthusiasm, creativity and hard work by children and staff at St Chrysostom’s and St John’s schools is simply outstanding. The project has clearly grasped the imagination and thought of so many and great discussions about Jesus’ birth have been taking place, much of it while the artwork is being created:

What did Joseph look like? How tall was he?

Were there angels present when Jesus was born?

Why is his birth so special?

How old was Mary? Why is she so special?

Where would Jesus be born today?

The displays look fantastic. They are made in many different ways – painting on wood, special figures, clay models and more.

The project has engaged so many staff – not only children and teachers but assistants, office staff, management are also clearly inspired – and actually a little competitive about it! Parents are commenting too.

The enthusiasm hasn’t stopped at the schools, church members and other parts of the community are involved too.

Making room for the nativity

A staff member of Xaverian College, with students have made a lovely, and unexpected, nativity. Men who are victims of trafficking guided by Paul spent over a day collecting material and making a large stable for one of the church sets.

The display is simply Amazing!

So come and see!

The display, at Church, is open to all on Tuesday (5th) 11am to 5pm. On Wednesday to Friday, the display is open to all from 3pm to 5pm. School classes visit during the day on those days.

On Thursday evening there is a free short concert given by a piano trio from RNCM at 7.30pm with an opportunity to see the displays too.

About stchrysostoms

St Chrysostom’s is an Anglican (Church of England) parish church in Manchester, UK. We’re an inclusive, diverse and welcoming faith community rejoicing in our Anglo Catholic tradition, where people of many differing backgrounds make friends. Find our Facebook group at
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