Christmas Day Crib
One extra bonus crib for Christmas Day! How could we not? This beautiful, homely set comes from North Aston church; the photo was taken at this year's Christmas service there.
Our young handbell ringers in Steeple Aston are making quite a splash! Usually, every December they go around the village and raise funds for charity. This year, that's not possible, though some limited playing around the village has been planned. But they recorded a special video in Steeple church instead - and their superb playing and enthusiasm are bringing Christmas cheer all over the place! Brighten up your Christmas and listen to this brilliant selection of Christmas ca
Advent Cribs: December 23rd
And from Tackley church, Canon Robin's wonderfully expressive set, up by the main altar.
Advent Cribs: December 22
Our final cribs as we approach Christmas come from our three churches. Here is a very ornate set from North Aston.
Advent Cribs: December 21st
As we approach the last few days of Advent, we're grateful to Richard MacAndrew & Cathy Lawday in Steeple for this olive wood set, which belonged to Cathy's mother, and comes from the Holy Land. Cathy is looking to give this one away to a new home...so contact the rector if you are that home!
Advent Cribs: December 20th
For the 4th Sunday of Advent, another musical crib offering. This time - Silent Night, again sung by the Aston Singers directed by Nicholas Cleobury at Steeple Aston.
Advent Cribs: December 18th
Today we have another crib from David & Jane Stewart in Steeple Aston. Simple and rustic and rather beautiful.
Advent Cribs: December 17th
Regular guest in the Benefice, Revd Clare Hayns, chaplain at Christ Church, sends us this beautiful crib tableau: Mary & Joseph make their way to the stable, with wise men travelling from the East, and shepherds still watching their flocks.
Advent Cribs: December 16th
Here's a delightfully different crib that Robert Maybank in Tackley sent through. It's originally from Zambia.
Advent Cribs: December 15th
A stone crib relief, surrounded by candles today - rather atmospheric this one! Another from the seemingly endless supply at the Rectory...
Advent Cribs: December 14th
For today we thank Tricia, a friend of our Benefice from Derbyshire, for this delightfully colourful scene!
Advent Cribs: December 13th
For today's crib - not a scene, but some music for the Nativity. Recorded just last night in Steeple Aston Church by the Aston Singers under the direction of Nicholas Cleobury, this is perhaps some of our most treasured Crib music: Away in a Manger.