Donkey leads way to stable

By Emily Pearce

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

 

Donkey leads way to stable

Sarah Talbot as Mary, and Kim Haywood as Joseph and with baby Jesus, Ethan King who is five months. Picture by Jennifer Burton.

MARY AND Joseph, accompanied by their trusty donkey, took to the streets of Wootton to act out the Nativity story.

The roaming Nativity play, performed last Friday by members of the Wootton Village Partnership — which includes the parish council, community groups and local churches — attracted a large crowd .

Shepherds and wise men joined the lantern procession from the village square to High Street bed and breakfast Ivy House, where they acted out the final scene of the Nativity in a former stable.

"It was absolutely brilliant and it was wonderful to see so many people turn out in the horrible weather. Poor Cappuccino, the donkey, was quite wet, poor chap. Everyone put a lot of effort in and their costumes looked terrific," said partnership member Doreen Gazey.

"One little boy said it was just like watching the birth of the baby Jesus for real, which was very touching."

Baby Jesus was five-month-old Ethan King.

Following the Nativity play, organised by Ann Capps, everyone gathered at the village community centre for mulled wine, mince pies and Christmas carols, courtesy of the Salvation Army. 

Roaming Nativity

Kim Haywood as Joseph and Sarah Talbot as Mary, with donkey Cappuccino. Picture by Jennifer Burton.

Reporter: emilyp@iwcpmail.co.uk

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