Cribs from the World Exhibition

Date(s) - Friday, 6th December, 2019 - Wednesday, 11th December, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Borden, Ss Peter and Paul


A stunning  exhibition of cribs from around the world returns to Canterbury Diocese in December and will  go on display in the beautiful village church of St Peter & St Paul Borden near Sittingbourne ME9 8JS during Advent.


This unique collection has been built up over 30 years by the author and broadcaster Libby Purves and her family, and contains nativity scenes from over 40 countries. They include a complete stable and figures set carved out of the head of a matchstick from San Salvador, to a village scene covering an entire table top from Provence, France.  Other delights include a relaxed nativity scene from Peru and a bustling Romany gypsy nativity.


The exhibition is being held in aid of The Children’s Society and David and Gwyneth Hartwell, Volunteers in Canterbury  for The Children’s Society, said “We hosted the inspiring display in Canterbury a while ago and would encourage everyone to come and visit this stunning exhibition being held for a charity close to our heart, The Children’s Society”.


Local primary schools are being invited to be part of the display by creating their own crib from whatever style and materials are appropriate.  Visitors to the exhibition will then have the opportunity  to vote for their favourite school crib, with a prize for the winning entry.


The exhibition runs from Friday 6th to Wednesday 11th December 10am-4pm. (Sunday 11am-4pm)

Refreshments , Raffle available in Borden Forge Friday/Sunday. WC and parking available

Entrance is free, with donations welcomed for The Children’s Society.

Further information contact Fr Robert Lane 01795 487644 or Mary Whitehead 01795 475754


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