Church’s nativity scene finds room at the cafe in Chorley town centre

Nativity scene

Nativity scene

The Christmas message has been taken right into the heart of Chorley.

Chorley United Reformed Church has teamed up with the newly-opened town centre Havana Casa de Café, café and bistro, to set up a Christmas Nativity display in the front window.

Minister Rev Martin Whiffen, of the Hollinshead Street church, said: “Christmas is a frantically busy time of year with shops doing the bulk of their trade during the December rush. Amid all this busyness and commercialisation, we wanted to offer a simple reminder of what Christmas is all about – a baby born in a stable.”

Havana Casa de Café are also supporting the church’s ‘Open Kitchen’ which provides a free meal to anyone in need. They are acting as a drop-off point for non-perishable food and will accept donations whenever the business is open.

Owner George Ikin said: “We don’t just want to be at the heart of the town centre, we want to be at the heart of the community too.

The nativity scene will be on display until early January.




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