Schoolchildren got to meet and interact with characters from the Nativity.
Last week at Daventry Methodist Church, 170 Year 4 children from Ashby Fields Junior School, Falconer’s Hill Academy, and Danetre and Southbrook Learning Village met and questioned characters from the first Christmas.
This was the second Interactive Christmas staged by Churches Together in Daventry.
Local ministers and lay people acted out the parts of Mary, the innkeeper, shepherds and a wise man as they narrated their personal encounters with baby Jesus in that first Christmas in Bethlehem more than 2,000 years ago.
They readily answered questions as the children reacted to what they heard.
Children took away mementos from each scene; an angel, some straw from the stable, a sheep with wool on it and a star, and they in turn brought gifts to the crib for a modern poor mother and baby, and sang a carol.