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Living, breathing nativity village comes to Ashill 

Fountain of Life Church in Ashill will be putting on a living, breathing Christmas story using real animals and actors to recreate the village of Bethlehem on December 16 as well as two performances of Scrooge.

People are invited to step back 2,000 years and wander around the outdoor live nativity scene and watch as the story unfolds around them. The area around the church in Ashill will be transformed into the ancient streets of Bethlehem. This is family friendly event, with live nativity animals, birds of prey, hands on activities, sights, aromas and tastes of the ancient middle east.

This will be the fourth year of the live nativity. Karen Gower from FOL Church said, “It's been a great success the last three years and a great turn out of people - we're running two performance this year of the play to fit everyone in, and of course, running the outdoor Bethlehem village with interactive stalls, animals, food tasting, crafts and activities.  People can either attend the matinee or the early evening performance and the village will be open in between so everyone can visit either after or before they see our reworked version of Scrooge.”

  • Matinee performance of Scrooge is at 2.30pm
  • Bethlehem village opens from 4 - 6pm
  • Evening performance of Scrooge is at 6pm.
  • Free of charge
  • Mulled wine and mince pies will be served.

Fountain of Life Church, Swaffham Road, Ashill IP25 7BT 01760 441902


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