The Coventry Christmas Crib Dedication took place on Sunday 29th November, the first Sunday of Advent.

The crib is located in Broadgate next to Lady Godiva statue and over looked by the two Cathedrals.

This year’s blessing was very different due to Covid. There were no public present and no hymns sung.

However the service was recorded and hymns have been added. The recording is now available to watch on YouTube: 

Canon Tom Farrell, Dean of Coventry, said: “The Catholic community are proud to sponsor this crib, which we hope will remind all those visiting the shops this Christmas of the true meaning of Christmas and the birth of Christ.

"In spite of the pandemic we were determined to bless the crib and were so pleased that so many were still able to join us virtually .Our thanks to Coventry City Council who supported our wishes to have this ceremony and those who provided the technical skills and the on line Carols “