Villagers celebrate Christmas with nativity procession

PUBLISHED: 16:00 13 December 2018 | UPDATED: 16:07 13 December 2018

Villagers took part in Tewin Nativity to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. 
Picture: Supplied by Emma Owens

Villagers took part in Tewin Nativity to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. Picture: Supplied by Emma Owens

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Villagers gathered together to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.

Villagers took part in Tewin Nativity to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. 
Picture: Supplied by Emma OwensVillagers took part in Tewin Nativity to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. Picture: Supplied by Emma Owens

Young and old got involved in Tewin Nativity, which was started three years ago by Reverend Susannah Underwood and Emma Owens.

The event involves a procession from the church up to Muspatt’s Farm, where the shepherds are met in a field.

The audience then enter a barn, where they find Mary, Joseph, the animals and three kings.

Emma said: “It has been a wonderful way of bringing the community together at this special time of year.

Villagers took part in Tewin Nativity to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. 
Picture: Supplied by Emma OwensVillagers took part in Tewin Nativity to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. Picture: Supplied by Emma Owens

“It is an event that has been enjoyed by all, from the youngest seven-week-old Florence Christoforou, who played baby Jesus, to Greta, who will be tuning 100 in six months.

“The evening was started with a beautiful harmony of Silent Night by Seona Colligan and Georgia Owens, outside St Peter’s church.”

The actors are all adults who are part of the Tewin community and this year, the role of the donkey was played by Treasure the pony after Frankie the donkey had to pull out at the last minute.

The children in the choir were from Tewin Cowper Primary School.

Villagers took part in Tewin Nativity to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. 
Picture: Supplied by Emma OwensVillagers took part in Tewin Nativity to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. Picture: Supplied by Emma Owens

Emma added: “Harry, the local farmer kindly brings up his sheep and lambs, if they have been born in time, from the fields.”

The willow lanterns that the children carried were made at a Saturday workshop at school.

Emma also thanked Bridge Builder’s in Stevenage for the loan of the costumes and Ivor and Linda Williams for the loan of Muspatt’s Farm.


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