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Animals join cast in open-air nativity

PUBLISHED: 11:30 11 December 2009 | UPDATED: 15:33 06 July 2010

THE Christmas story will be brought to life in an outdoor nativity play performed in a Lowestoft park next weekend.

Members of Christ Church, on Whapload Road, will be performing an open-air nativity at Sparrow's Nest Gardens on the Saturday.

THE Christmas story will be brought to life in an outdoor nativity play performed in a Lowestoft park next weekend.

Members of Christ Church, on Whapload Road, will be performing an open-air nativity at Sparrow's Nest Gardens on the Saturday.

The adult actors will be joined by real horses, sheep and a donkey or the free play, which starts at 4pm. There will also be a live band playing carols to accompany the drama.

Christ Church vicar Matthew Payne said: “We wanted to strip the story back to its original form, and away from everything else which is now associated with Christmas. The focus will be the baby in the manger and what he represents.

He added: “The show will go on whatever the weather, so wrap up warm and bring your family and friends along.”

There will be a collection after the performance for East Anglia's Children's Hospices.

Admission is free, but space is limited for safety reasons. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

There will be a free car park opposite the gardens on Whapload Road and the public access will be via the main corner gate, or down the footpath from the top gate next to the A12.

Christmas services at Christ Church include: Sunday, December 20, Family Carols celebration, 10am, Evening Carols by Candlelight, 6.30pm; Christmas Eve, Christingle Service, 4pm, Midnight Communion, 11pm; Christmas Day, Family Celebration, 10am.


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