THE Crib Festival held at Salisbury Methodist Church proved to be a resounding success and showed the “real meaning of Christmas”.

This is the fourth year the church has run the event, which this year included a display of more than 120 crib scenes.

Musical groups performing included the Salisbury Community Choir, New Sarum Singers, Salisbury Belletones, Close Recorder Consort, Organists, Annabel Horner, Stuart Robson and Graham Annetts, pianists Jenny Robert and Ute Schwarting, Ray Clarke on the guitar and the Northumbrian Pipers.

Afternoon teas were enjoyed over two days and there was also a Christmas Wreath workshop.

The organisers said: “Each year the visitor’s numbers increase and the moneys donated are being divided between the Salisbury Womens Refuge Charity and Salisbury Methodist Church.

“Salisbury Methodist Church send their thanks to everyone who took part, from the exhibitors, the musical groups, and most of all to the visitors.

"It was a wonderful few days showing the real meaning of Christmas.”