Haverhill town centre to witness a Walking Nativity
A shepherd, sheep, angel or maybe a star might all be seen in Haverhill on December 2 when the The Walking Nativity returns.
As part of the Christmas Fun Day planned for the town on the Saturday, members of Haverhill and District Churches Together will be donning their costumes to bring the Christmas story to life.
The story begins at the Methodist Church at midday, when everyone is invited to dress up as their favourite Nativity character before being joined by a friendly donkey and walking to the Market Square.
The Rev Max Drinkwater, priest-in-charge of St Mary’s, Haverhill, and chair of the Churches Together, said: “This is a great event for all the family.
“It is a chance to remind ourselves of the very real and relatable world that Jesus was born into, a place where he struggled to find shelter and food, a place where he was rejected by the people he thought would help but welcomed by the most unlikely of neighbours.
“These are things that people today are facing, and Christmas is a chance for us to remember that Jesus brings us light and love so that we can celebrate, whatever our own circumstances.”
The walk ends in St Mary’s Church, where there will be free gifts for children and refreshments.
This is the first of many events taking place in churches around the town over the Christmas period. More details are available on the Churches Together website and Facebook page.