During our pilgrimage to Lourdes last year I hapeened to mention this to Father Anthony Kay our Vicar General and he took me to the Monasteres de Bethlehem Shop. This shop contains many tasteful statues and religious items made by religious communities all over the world.
We have made a start on the new crib figures. To buy the entire crib in one go would prove to be too expensive so I propose that we do this over period of time. We have to make a start somewhere so this year I got the figures of Mary, Joseph and the Baby. They can be seen in this post. Over a period of time we will be able to purchase all the figures in the set.
Over the next couple of weeks the figures can be seen on the Lady Altar. Do please come and have a look at them.
If you would like to make a donation towards the cost of the new crib or would like to purchase one of the figures, perhaps in memory of a loved one, then please mark your donations 'Crib' and send them to: St Marie's Presbytery, Manchester Road, Bury, BL9 0DR. The names of all those who have contributed will be put in a commemorative folder and placed near the crib and be remembered in the prayers of the parish each Christmas.