Penarth church-goers helping tell Christmas tale
4:30pm Sunday 16th December 2012 in News
MEMBERS from churches in Penarth, Barry and Cardiff are taking part in a spectacular event telling The Story of Christmas every day until December 22 at The Hayes in Cardiff.
The event is free for all the family. Each performance lasts 20 minutes and continues all day at 40-minute intervals.
Children will love the real donkeys Frankie and her three-month-old foal, and children can help choose a name for the little Christmas donkey when they visit the pair outside Tabernacle Church during the daytime performance.
Inside the hall there's no-cost entertainment for all the family in a show, which tells the traditional story of the birth of Jesus using volunteer actors and puppets.
Performances are in English or Welsh and last about 20 minutes. Members of the public can turn up when it suits them to enjoy this unique Cardiff event. Last year some 6,000 families and schoolchildren saw the production.
"There's no preaching," said organiser Sally Humble-Jackson, who set up the Cardiff Christmas story project two years ago.
"This telling of the Nativity is a gift from all the mainstream churches and is supported by other faith groups. Now in its third year other towns and cities are talking of hosting their own productions in 2013."