St Andrew’s Church in Heckington is once again preparing to re-enact the events in Bethlehem more than 2,000 years ago – with the help of children and two real donkeys, a real baby Jesus played by Stanley and ‘a surprise visitor from the East’.
Last year’s annual Crib Service on Christmas Eve attracted about 200 shepherds, angels, wise men and their supporters. And this year’s service promises to be bigger and better than ever.
Children are welcome to come dressed as a shepherd, an angel or a wise man if they wish, but organisers have plenty of tea towels and tinsel to enable visitor to take part in a totally unrehearsed but wonderful telling of the Nativity story.
Everyone, of all ages, is welcome to go to St Andrew’s Church in Heckington for the service at 4pm on Christmas Eve.
The church will also be holding a Nativity Festival from this Friday to Sunday between 10am and 3pm (Sunday 1pm-3pm). Refreshments available.
On Saturday people can join in singing carols on the village green (if wet, in the village hall) at 5.30pm.