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A little history about the beautiful Westminster Nativity Crib which is displayed infront of the nave altar in the Abbey.The figures 1st appeared at Christmas 1966 in St George’s Chapel but since 2010 are now at the nave altar. The figures were designed by the Revd. Christopher Hildyard.

The figures of the Blessed Virgin Mary, infant Jesus ,St Joseph, shepherds ,3 Kings, ox sheep and donkey.

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A little history about the beautiful Westminster Nativity Crib which is displayed infront of the nave altar in the Abbey.The figures 1st appeared at Christmas 1966 in St George’s Chapel but since 2010 are now at the nave altar. The figures were designed by the Revd. Christopher Hildyard.

The figures of the Blessed Virgin Mary, infant Jesus ,St Joseph, shepherds ,3 Kings, ox sheep and donkey.

https://images.app.goo.gl/f7n4wsMy5Lwu8kmE9
What a wonderful spectacle! Nearly life size. Must be marvellous to see in person.
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What a wonderful spectacle! Nearly life size. Must be marvellous to see in person.
You can read more on it here apparently the figures of the shepherds and animals are removed for the Epiphany and are replaced by the 3 kings beside those of the Holy Family.

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Today Westminster Abbey began the 1st Christmas films on the message from the Angel Gabriel to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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The Lady Chapel at Westminster Abbey was started by King Henry VII in 1502 and is dedicated to the Our Lady or the Blessed Virgin Mary. The current chapel replaces an older one which was demolished.
The chapel houses several royal tombs including those of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots as well as Lady Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby and the Lady Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox tombs.

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The latest Christmas story from Westminster Abbey tells of Mary and Joseph arriving in Bethlehem .

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The history of the Coronation Chair at Westminster Abbey which dates from 1296 during the reign of Edward I.

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The history of the Coronation Chair at Westminster Abbey which dates from 1296 during the reign of Edward I.
"People have carved their names on it!" Truth in television.
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Yes indeed. Generations of Westminster school boys.

Teenagers eh. No respect for anything.
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It survived Cromwell and the Puritans and a bomb attack by the organised by the Suffragettes in 1914
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It survived Cromwell and the Puritans and a bomb attack by the organised by the Suffragettes in 1914
I didn't know about the suffragettes, I shall read up about that. Thanks
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I didn't know about the suffragettes, I shall read up about that. Thanks
June 1914 ,they attacked several churches too and not just Westminster Abbey.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suffra...n#1914_attacks
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Goodness, some of them certainly became very extreme. It's a miracle people weren't killed.
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