Blessing to be held for Nativity scene

A blessing service for the Christmas Crib in the grounds of St Nicholas Kirkyard will be held at 11am on Monday 4 December.

Members of Aberdeen Churches Together, Aberdeen City Lord Provost Barney Crockett and Councillor Jennifer Stewart, will be joined by local school children for the service.

Carols will be led by pupils from Hanover Street Primary School, Holy Family R.C. Primary School, Robert Gordon’s College Junior School, St Joseph’s R.C. Primary School, St Peter’s R.C. Primary School.

The Lord Provost of Aberdeen Barney Crockett said: “The message of joy and hope that the nativity represents is something that everyone in the city can appreciate. It’s a busy time of year for many people, but it’s important we take the time to think about the meaning of the Christmas story whilst we celebrate with our friends and family.”

Refreshments are kindly provided in St Nicholas Kirk following the service.

The Nativity scene will be open daily (dawn-dusk) until Monday 5 January 2018.

The Christmas Crib Blessing Service is one of the many events being held during Christmas in Aberdeen, for further information of events visit: www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/christmas17