|OLD-FASHIONED YARN: The team at St Leonard's spent a|
year knitting the nativity figures.
The talented team at St Leonard's, Marston Green, have spent the past 12 months creating the child-sized characters for the traditional tableau.
Inspired by a similar installation at a church in Bristol, St Leonard's set to work on Mary, Joseph, the Baby Jesus, Shepherds and the Three Wise Men. A donkey and sheep were also painstakingly purled and placed in a specially-constructed stable.
The figures were unveiled at the Christmas Eve crib service and will remain at the parish church until the end of next month.
And to mark Epiphany - the day when the Three Kings arrived to pay tribute to Jesus - a special open day will be held on January 6. Visitors are welcome to come and see the scene for themselves between 10am-4pm. Refreshments will be available.