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Christmas started in Hope on Advent Sunday where a large congregation was greeted at the church by the life-size crib figures seen in this photo. They had been decorated by local schools and uniform groups.

The Wise Men (and their camel) can be seen in the next photo talking about the Big Epiphany Celebrations taking place on 7th January.

The Angel Gabriel and Roman Centurion played their parts in preparing

Mary and Joseph for the journey to the stable.

The whole congregation followed them out of the church and across the road to the “Inn”. Mary and Joseph reached the stable as the Christmas lights were switched on and the church bells rang out.

The following Saturday afternoon Hope Church became a nativity grotto and visiting children were invited to follow the Stable Trail. Below you can see some of the characters that the children met . Hover over the photos for captions.

Thank you to all who contributed to these events and thank you to Adam for reminding us all that “Christmas begins with Christ”.