From 10.30am on Friday 23rd December, residents of Rubery can expect to see some very special characters appearing on New Road before they gather outside St Chad’s Church. Watch as Mary and Joseph make their way down New Road to their stable, accompanied by a rather special mode of transport! If you would like to join them as an angel, shepherd of wise man (or woman!), read on …

All those who would like to take part in the New Road Nativity as an angel, shepherd or wise man (or woman!) are invited to dress up and gather in the following locations around Rubery …

  • Angels – please gather in Tesco and be ready to leave by 10.40am
  • Shepherds – please gather in The Library and be ready to leave by 10.45am
  • Wise Men (and women!) – please gather in the Signpost Café and be ready to leave at 10.50am

At your allotted time, someone from St Chad’s will lead you along New Road to join the Living Stable outside the church. Carols will be sung as the nativity scene takes shape before we all move inside for some warming mulled wine and mince pies.

Talking about the New Road Nativity, church worker and nativity organizer Jodie Brown said: “Last year’s New Road Nativity was amazing – if a little wet! Everyone enjoyed meeting our special four-legged visitor whilst remembering the real story behind our Christmas celebrations.”

If you would like to take part in this year’s event or want to know more, please email Jodie at jodiebrown5@hotmail.com or contact St Chad’s on 0121 238 3168

And don’t worry if you can’t make it! St Chad’s are also holding a Children’s Crib service at 4pm on Christmas Eve, a traditional Midnight Eucharist which begins at 11pm on Christmas Eve and there is also a family-friendly service at 10am on Christmas Day.

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