Today we celebrate the new mothers who over the years have cheerfully passed their precious bundles into the enthusiastic – and careful! – arms of young Marys (or Josephs, if Mary is particularly young) for our annual Nativity performance.

There has been a proud tradition for many years of asking the parents of the last baby born to a member of the congregation (or known to them!) to take this starring role, and several members of Young Church will have no memory of taking centre stage during ‘Away in a Manger’.

However, I’m sure you will agree that the shepherds, angels, inn keepers, and animals are all stars as well.

This post is part of our online “Advent calendar”, taking us through to Christmas. You can see all the posts here.

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