Nativity Carvings Now On Display

Rick Gorski

St. George’s, Georgetown is pleased to participate with various community events in celebrating the Christmas season.

On the church grounds is a life size nativity scene. St. George’s has commissioned the Ontario sculptor, Robbin Wenzoski; to create hand carved life sized wooden figures of the Nativity. The wood for these sculptures has been repurposed from damaged or old growth native provincial trees, otherwise left for other purposes or to decay. It provides nature’s original creations a second life.

Ontario sculptor, Robbin Wenzoski, helps with the installation. Photo: Rob Park

The display will be illuminated at night from December 1 to January 6. All are welcome to see our representation of the Christmas story.

St. George’s is located at 60 Guelph Street, next to the Georgetown High School. Visitors are encouraged to view this display. Parking is available in the church lot.

St. Georges will have its official opening with a community celebration on Sunday December 2 at 4:00pm. All are welcome to attend.

The program will include the telling of the Christmas story, the signing of Christmas carols, and the joyful ringing of our church bells from the carillon tower. There will be refreshments served and the church will be open to all who wish to look inside.

St. George’s is a Sustainability Champion in the Town of Halton Hills and is recognized for its contributions to social well-being and cultural vibrancy in our community. The sculptures are easily recognizable and have significant artistic detail to be appreciated by the community as a legacy from St. George’s. Their natural beauty complements our historic church, traditions, grounds and place of worship that have been a landmark since 1852. During your visit please take the time to reflect what a special place the church and its grounds serve in our community.

The Nativity Scene displays the three central figures: Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus.

These figures in an authentic setting communicate the Christmas story through their presence and streetscape profile. It is our desire this will be an ongoing annual Christmas community celebration drawing from the congregation and our community at large, to understand, appreciate and enjoy the telling, and representation of the Christmas story.

St. George’s embraces the spirit of the Christmas season and wishes to share, and to bring hope and joy to everyone through our Nativity.

On the church grounds is a life size nativity scene. St. George’s has commissioned the Ontario sculptor, Robbin Wenzoski. Photo: Rob Park