With the help of Act4, a group working in the Synod to help churches with their children and youth work, we invited the children to experience Christmas by meeting some of the characters from the Christmas story.
In small groups, they went around the building listening and asking questions and collecting mementoes to take away.
The children met Mary as she did her chores and heard about what life was like for her in a small town in Judea.
Later they met the Angel Gabriel who told them about the message given to Mary.
Then they met the innkeeeper who told them about what was happening in Bethlehem and how Mary and Joseph could not find anywhere to stay.
And in a small side chapel they met a shepherd.
We were lucky to have Eileen Packe to help us as she grew up on a farm and her stories about life for shepherds were very authentic!
Thank you to our actors. We are doing it all again at Easter with a different cast of characters.