Bishops visit Nativity in Birmingham

By on 29/11/2011 in Culture, News
  • WHAT: Right Rev. David Urquhart, Bishop of Birmingham and the Most Rev. Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham visit the Nativity scene at the Frankfurt Market visiting the Nativity scene in Frankfurt Market - a gesture of goodwill from the City of Frankfurt.
  • WHERE: Frankfurt Market, Victoria Square, Birmingham city centre (Near carousel)
  • WHEN: Tuesday 29 November
  • TIME:  3pm  (2pm Museum and Art Gallery)

The Right Rev. David Urquhart, Bishop of Birmingham and the Most Rev. Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham visit the Nativity Scene at  Birmingham's Frankfurt Market on 29 November which has been brought to the city as a gesture of goodwill from the City of Frankfurt. 

Fresh from the launch of the city's annual Nativity Trail at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, The Right Rev. David Urquhart, Bishop of Birmingham and the Most Rev. Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham.   The free trail which has been staged since 2000, highlights great masterpieces in the city's collections that depict the Holy Family as seen through the eyes of some of the greatest artists over the last 500 years.  The Nativity Art Trail is on display until 6 January 2012.

Speaking on behalf of the Diocese of Birmingham, Very Reverend Catherine Ogle - Dean of Birmingham said:  “The baby born in a stable means that God’s love isn’t far away, or even at arms length, but is here among us and for everyone.  I do hope that you have a very happy Christmas and that you will share the light of love with those who need it.”

Archbishop Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham said: “In the face of many difficulties the families of our city continue to live lives that reflect God's love for the world.  I wish you and your families the blessings of Christmas peace - the peace of the new-born Christ.”

For further information on the Frankfurt Market please visit http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/frankfurtmarket, for details on the Nativity art trail please visit www.bmag.org.uk.

Kurt Stroscher – Director, Event Organisation and Marketing, City of Frankfurt said:  In Germany the celebration of Christmas is intrinsically linked to its religious origins - the birth of Jesus Christ.  Just as cribs underneath the Christmas tree in German homes are traditional so are nativity scenes at Christmas Markets. As Birmingham's Frankfurt Christmas Market is authentic, it was very important to me to have a nativity scene here as well.

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