ST Francis Xavier's Church in Broad Street, Hereford, have been building a nativity scene for Christmas for the past five years.

For 2017 they built the biggest and best crib ever. Fully computerised with waterfalls, animal and night sound effects, rivers, mist and fog effects, water wheel, DMX lighting systems with fibre optics and LED sky.

The nativity was fully engineered and created by the youngsters in the parish across five days and took 60 hours to build.

Designed by Melbin Thomas (maintenance engineer) and Leonardo Bento (aeronautical engineering student) together with 14 youngsters in the parish they designed and created a vibrant Bethlehem at St Francis Xavier's Church and welcomed everyone to view the amazing crib over the Christmas season.

Visit to view the completed nativity.