Astbury Live Nativity will take place on Monday, 16th and Tuesday, 17th December, at 6pm for 6.30pm, starting inside St Mary’s Church. Tickets are limited so advanced booking is recommended.
The live nativity portrays the real meaning of Christmas and grows in popularity every year. Singing carols along the way, the procession follows in the footsteps of Mary and Joseph until they find the baby Jesus.
The journey begins when the centurion orders everyone to go to Bethlehem. Crossing over to the Egerton Arms, they are greeted by the grumpy innkeeper, who says there is no room at the inn. They head for the village hall, where the Angel Gabriel and a few junior members of the heavenly host will make an appearance.
The procession then moves down to Glebe Farm drive to meet some rustic shepherds, before heading into the barn to find Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus. Finally, the three Wise Men arrive and we end with prayers and refreshments.
Tickets cost £5 for adults, £2.50 for children and £12 for a family ticket (two adults and three children). This includes mulled wine, hot chocolate and mince pies. Tickets are available from Glebe Farm Shop, 01260 273 916.
Actors who want to take part are also welcome. They don’t have to say anything but shepherds, the Angel Gabriel, junior angels, and three kings are needed, as well as marshals to guide people safely from church to Glebe Farm. Call the farm shop for information.
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