PICTURE GALLERY: It’s a Nativity spectacular at Petworth

THEY come in all shapes and sizes and they fill the parish church of St Mary’s at Petworth for Christmas.

The exhibition of nativity scenes is now in its fifth year this year groups across the town have come up with a range of imaginative scenes using wool, clay, card and stone cast figures.

Petworth Primary have seven crib scenes from each of their classes, Kaleidoscope Nursery brought plasticine models made by the pre-school children. Rosemary Thompson from the Petworth Society made a traditional fireplace using plants and decorations.

The Friendship Centre is represented by Pat Turland’s knitted Mouse Nativity, and Val Fowler from the United Reformed Church has produced her knitted models which grow each year, especially the sheep. The Beaver Scouts have painted stone cast figures with a number of shepherds and sheep.

In addition there are exhibits from The Community Church, and members of St Mary’s. The Nativity exhibition will be open until January 5.

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