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Follow the Nativity as it happens … on your mobile


Members of Abbey Baptist Church will be glued to their mobiles this Christmas as part of a Premier Christian Media and Church from Scratch drive to bring the real meaning of advent to Reading – and you’re invited to join them. 


The Christmas story will be told via social media ‘as-it-happens’ from the perspective of the Bible characters; be it Mary, Joseph, the inn keeper or the shepherds. These ‘personal’ messages could be received while working away in the office, standing in a queue at the bus stop, or picking veg at the local supermarket. Delivered via text message, Facebook, Twitter and email, anyone and everyone has a chance to take part.

Peter Kerridge, CEO of Premier Christian Media said, “The Christmas Experience will be the only way some people will hear the nativity story this Christmas. This is a new and exciting way to connect with the story and make it a part of everyday life.”

The Revd Paul Burnish, minister of AbbeyBaptistChurch says, “The Christmas Experience brings a fresh look to the Christmas story, and gives people the opportunity to hear it in the context of a familiar, and modern medium.  Like Jesus, the story will never change – it’s just how we tell it that does.  It is the beginning of the greatest story ever told.”

Sign up is free. Log on to www.abbeybaptistchurch.org.uk and follow the link to the Christmas Experience, or text BURNISH1 to 07797 803730. Once signed up recipients will get about three messages a day. The messages will begin on the 18th December and run until the 1st January.