It is good to report that the Blessing of the Crib in George Square, Glasgow continues to be part of the Civic calendar of events. It took place on 8 December and the Square was packed with parents and children, despite the heavy rain.

The Lord Provost and church leaders, including Archbishop Conti and the Moderator of Glasgow Presbytery, led the service of blessing, with musical support from a Bearsden choir and some St. Mungo Singers, some members of the Children’s choir from St. Leo the Great, Dumbreck and instrumentalists from the RSAMD.

There was an air of joy and participation which was in no way diminished by the miserable weather or the competing noises from the skating rink and roundabouts occupying the rest of the Square!