Durham City Nativity

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Date(s) - 06/12/2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Market Place Durham


Come and join us for a free, outdoor, family treat as we re-tell the story of the Birth of Christ.

Hear the Good News.

Featuring live camels, donkey and adult and children’s choirs assisted by angels, Roman centurions, shepherds and wise men.

Make a memory and put the Christmas season in a true perspective.

St Nic’s church is grateful for support from our friends in neighbouring churches and support from Durham Bid

See Facebook.com/Durham City Nativity for more information


We’re excited to share the story of that first Christmas and what we have to celebrate. We hope it will be fun and we’re glad you’ve come to join us and hear the good news.  God loved us so much he came into the world, the greatest Christmas present ever.

One of our angels says of their message it’s “to a young girl in Nazareth in a tiny village in the north country; In such a humble place God plans the greatest singularity in space and time. For he himself will come into the world as a new-born baby, to live and grow up among his people, bringing light and life to any and all who will hear! “

Romans announce a census for all in the land, on what is now our Christmas day. “Wake up to what that day really means… And be ready to be counted”

5.30 Bells of St Nicholas Church

6.00 Durham University Gospel Choir

6.15 Welcome: Rev Arun Arora

6.16 Durham City Nativity

  • Prologue -The Magi (wise men) on their camels
  • The angels, Gabriel meets Mary
  • The angel and Joseph
  • The Romans announce the Census
  • Mary and Joseph with their donkey arrive in Bethlehem
  • There were shepherds in the hills…
  • The wise men arrive on their camels…
  • …and meet King Herod
  • The stable in Bethlehem:
    • Shepherds, wise men and St Margaret’s school choir
  • Choir: Hallelujah Chorus

7..00-7.10   Rev Arun Arora welcomes all for hot chocolate

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