Christmas The Story – Barry

angelmaryjodonkeypicFollowing on from similar productions in Cardiff and Port Talbot in recent years, the Churches of Barry (including local members and ministers from the Methodists, Church in Wales, Catholics) decided to stage a live Nativity. This has run from 14th-19th December, twice a day, hosted by St. Mary’s Church in Wales, in the town centre. Actors have walked around the market and shops and the two donkeys from West Wales have been a big hit with locals passing by!
Deacon Samantha Taylor (aka The Angel Gabriel in the Nativity) has co-led this initiative with Fr. Ben Andrews (Church in Wales) and local Methodist ministers and members have been involved in acting, stewarding and sewing.
christmasthestroyromansit is anticipated that well over 1,000 people will see the performance. 5 local schools have booked to see it. The experience has been really good and the sound and light, costumes are amazing. Good ecumenical relationships are getting stronger too. We thank God for this simple yet powerful act of witness to promote the real Christmas.
For more information contact Deacon Samantha Taylor, Vale of Glamorgan Circuit.
(Photos credited to: Martin Gibson)