Funeral directors Chris and Sarah McTigue of McTigue Funeral Directors have donated a crib set to St Mary Magdalene’s Church in Altofts.
Father David Teasdel, parish priest, commented: “As a church we have a close working relationship with our local funeral directors and as a result a number of them have been very generous to us in recent years.
“We were delighted when Chris approached us asking if he could donate a crib. Our existing crib set comprised of a statue of Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus and the new set includes shepherds, wise men, and various animals.
“This Sunday we celebrated Bambinelli Sunday and our congregation brought their baby crib figures to church for blessing, and we were able to bless our new crib set. We are very grateful to Chris and Sarah for their kindness and generosity and it is heartening to see a local family business so committed to being embedded within the life of the community – their community care and concern is quite literally cradle to grave!”