The Blessing of the Glasgow Crib

George Square, for 6.30 Wed 3rd December


Let us pray

Loving God,
Your Son Jesus came among us as a sign of your love for us all.
This crib is a symbol of his birth and of his sharing our humanity.
May we, and all who look upon it
find here a sense of encouragement and hope.
Let the crib be a reminder to everyone
that together we are one great human family –
and that ‘God-is with-us’.

Let us bless this crib and all who pause here
in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Civic and Religious leaders of Glasgow gather with Lord Provost Sadie Docherty on Wednesday December 3rd, at 6.30 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 this year by St Anne’s Primary School Choir – with ‘Alba,’ a small Ensemble, and interested citizens. All are welcome, and despite the variable December weather, there is usually a large and joy-filled crowd.

It provides an opportunity to stop and enjoy the meaning of Christmas in a lovely community gathering, and to sing carols.