Hundreds gather to join procession and watch nativity come to life, with the help of a donkey named Noddy

PUBLISHED: 10:37 10 December 2018 | UPDATED: 09:05 12 December 2018

The nativity performance in Dunmow was a great success. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHY

The nativity performance in Dunmow was a great success. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHY

Copyright © 2018 Celia Bartlett Photography. All rights reserved.

Dunmow was transformed into Bethlehem on Sunday (December 9) when a nativity, organised by St Mary's Church, took place.

The nativity performance in Dunmow was a great success. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHYThe nativity performance in Dunmow was a great success. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHY

Organisers estimate three-hundred people joined Mary, Joseph and their donkey, named Noddy, on the procession from the town square to st Mary’s Church car park.

Once at the car park, the Christmas story was performed and carols were sung. This is the fourth time St Mary’s Church have coordinated the event.

Organiser Elsie Bouffler said: “We were delighted by how it went. We are pleased that so many people came and that so many families helped to make it such a joyful occasion. I think the donkey is always the highlight. We also had some sheep and that was lovely for the children.”

Mrs Bouffler continued: “We would like to say what a pleasure it is for us to work with the community groups and schools to put it together.”

The nativity performance in Dunmow was a great success. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHYThe nativity performance in Dunmow was a great success. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHY

The nativity performance in Dunmow was a great success. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHYThe nativity performance in Dunmow was a great success. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHY

The nativity performance in Dunmow was a great success. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHYThe nativity performance in Dunmow was a great success. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHY

The nativity performance in Dunmow was a great success. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHYThe nativity performance in Dunmow was a great success. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHY

The nativity performance in Dunmow was a great success. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHYThe nativity performance in Dunmow was a great success. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHY

The nativity performance in Dunmow was a great success. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHYThe nativity performance in Dunmow was a great success. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHY

The nativity performance in Dunmow was a great success. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHYThe nativity performance in Dunmow was a great success. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHY

The nativity performance in Dunmow was a great success. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHYThe nativity performance in Dunmow was a great success. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHY

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Dunmow Broadcast