Scratch Nativity

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Parents and children sit by the alter in Christ Church dressed in nativity costumes.
Photo by Jess Hanson

Story by Huw Thomas | Photo by Jess Hanson

Christmas saw the return of the Pitsmoor tradition of the ‘Scratch Nativity’ at Christ Church. Adults and children turned up on the day and started from scratch, without casting or rehearsals, to put together the nativity play.

Without casting or rehearsal we spent an hour having fun but also celebrating the story. As ever, the lack of casting meant anyone played any part they wanted, which is so vital if children have missed out on being the character they wanted to be in a school nativity. This can lead to some interesting results – this year we had six babies playing the part of Jesus all at the same time. We also had the usual fun creating costumes from whatever we could find.

As ever it was a great open time and one we encourage folks to feel free to pop along to in just over 300 days time.

Parents and children sit by the alter in Christ Church dressed in nativity costumes.
Photo by Jess Hanson

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