HAND-carved wooden shepherds, fabric-cone wise men and a Lego baby Jesus were among the creative collection of nativity figures which went on display in a church hall.

Around 60 sets from all over the world were brought together for All Saints Methodist Church's inaugural Crib Fest this festive season.

On display between Friday and Monday, the nativity sets came from the Abingdon church's members, local Scout and Brownie groups, schools and residents.

They represented a range of cultures and traditions, with an intricately crafted wooden set depicting the biblical story transplanted to China one of the star attractions.

Ruth Coward, who organised the event, said: "When the idea for the festival was first suggested I said we would get 72 cribs, goodness knows why I was so specific.

"I'm very pleased with the collection we had in the end though."

Some were made specially for the seasonal showcase, including a scene created by youngsters from Rush Common pre-school.

On Friday and Monday local schools and pre-schools, including Rush Common which is based in the Appleford Drive church, were invited to come see the display and hear about the birth of Jesus from Ms Coward.

She said: "The children were very excited and got dressed up."

There was also a chance for residents to view the collection for free on Saturday between 10am and 4pm.

The Christmas fun day featured music, festive drinks and food, as well as a children’s quiz.

All donations will go to charity Gatehouse, which helps homeless people in Oxford.