Messy Nativity captures the imagination

Published on: 02 Jan 2015

THE bar of The Lamb Inn was just one of the venues for a travelling Nativity Set in the run-up to Christmas.

THE bar of The Lamb Inn was just one of the venues for a travelling Nativity Set in the run-up to Christmas.

It was also spotted at Rosina May florists, three schools - Mangotsfield C of E Primary, Barley Close and The Tynings - Mango Jams Toddler Group, and a senior citizens’ Christmas lunch at Emersons Green Village Hall, as well as visiting several homes.

The travelling nativity and a sheep trail were part of the Messy Nativity initiative in Mangotsfield and Emersons Green, which began with St James Church Christmas Baaa..Zar when Lammy The Lamb from Grimsbury Farm put in a special appearance.

The 27 knitted sheep will be sold at auction on January 31.

Other activities included children from Barley Close Primary singing for elderly people and members of St. James Church entertaining folk at the Memory Café in Emersons Green Library by leading carol singing and passing round knitted figures from The Nativity which helped everyone relive childhood memories of Christmas.

Children from Mangotsfield C of E Primary School gave an impressive performance of The Nativity Story at Grimsbury Farm.

Organiser Sally Sibley said: “This project seems to have captured the imagination of all who have taken part and I have been overwhelmed by the response of so many willing to become involved. I believe it has helped to spread the real message of Christmas found within The Nativity Story and also united many within the communities of Mangotsfield and Emersons Green.”

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