Christmas wouldn’t be the same without a Nativity scene – and on Sunday, that Nativity will be hitting the streets around the Royal Berkshire Hospital. It includes real animals including a donkey and surprise performances by community groups.
See the 2013 Living Nativity with our video report
This is the third year that the Living Nativity has been organised and it’s attracted hundreds of people each time.
The trail starts from Wesley Methodist Church’s car park in Queens’ Road at 2.15pm, before snaking its way to St Andrew’s URC on London Road, where the trail ends in the twilight of the day and hot refreshments will be provided.
There is no charge to join the trail and participants are invited to dress as a shepherd, an angel or a wise man should they wish.
Colin Livingstone, from St Andrew’s, said: “Come along and be part of a crowd of wise men, shepherds and angels, walking with Mary, Joseph and of course the donkey.
“Come and meet the animals and sing some carols with us.
“We will re-enact the first Christmas, sing carols along the way and under the Christmas tree at the Royal Berkshire Hospital.”
At each stop, there will be the opportunity to pause, sing carols and remember the events of the first Christmas.
Colin added: “We will finish our journey at St Andrew’s, where soup will be provided. We will of course be stopping at a local hostelry, Lyndhurst Arms, to see if there is, ‘any room at the inn’.
For the route map, click here (opens as a PDF file).
For more details, log on to St Andrew’s website.