Dunmow to become Bethlehem once more for live nativity

PUBLISHED: 12:10 01 December 2017

Last year's Live Nativity in Great Dunmow. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Last year's Live Nativity in Great Dunmow. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Roger King

A live nativity will take place for the third year at St Mary’s Church in Great Dunmow on Sunday, December 10.

Last year over 300 people joined the procession ending with a church service.

This year, the event will start at 3pm in Dunmow Town Square, outside the library. Everyone who wants to join in will then follow Mary, Joseph, the donkey and the sheep as they journey to Bethlehem, ending up at the stable (outside St Mary’s Church, Great Dunmow) where members of the church and local school children will act out the Christmas Story and sing Christmas carols.

All children who want to join in are invited to dress up for the nativity as a shepherd, a sheep, a king or even a donkey.

Afterwards everyone will be welcomed into St Mary’s Church for mulled wine and mince pies while the Dunmow Wind Band plays a selection of Christmas music. If the weather is bad, the nativity will take place inside the church.


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