The Blessing of the Glasgow Crib
George Square, 5.30 Wed 7th December
Civic and Religious leaders of Glasgow gather on Wednesday next, December 7th,
at 5.30 pm in George Square for a little Christmas Service during which the splendid Glasgow Crib
is blessed and some prayers are said for the well-being of the city.
This is a truly ecumenical event, supported by the Gorbals primary schools – St Francis’ and Greyfriars
combined choir – with some supporting singers, a small Ensemble, and interested citizens. All
are welcome, and despite the variable December weather, there is usually a large and joyfilled crowd.
It provides an opportunity for people, passing through the Square, or on a ‘visit to the crib’ to stop and reflect on
the deep meaning of Christmas and its implications for the human family, and to sing carols.