CHIPPING Sodbury’s annual Crib Festival returned last week with an array of mini Christmas scenes.

The five-day display of nativity scenes of every kind took place in St John’s Church, from Wednesday, November 29, until Sunday, December 3.

Hundreds of people visited the church to view the vast selection of nativities and cribs on display.

Some of the featured cribs had been lent to the church from overseas, and others had been made by local groups.

The festival coincided with Chipping Sodbury’s popular Victorian Day on Saturday, December 2.