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Looking for something extra special for somebody this Christmas?

Inspired by the story of the first Christmas, small cards of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh are now available from the Tabernacl on the Hayes for a suggested donation of £2 each.

These items are the precious gifts brought to baby Jesus by the Wise Men from the east, and they are a feast for the senses. Real samples of the items – 24 carat gold, a piece of frankincense and some myrrh oil – have been acquired and attached to a card by hand by local volunteers. They can be used as a special card, Christmas decoration or stocking filler.

By getting your hand on one of these unique, bilingual cards, you will not only be getting a one-of-a-kind Christmas gift for somebody special, but you’ll also be supporting a much loved community theatre project run entirely by volunteers.

Christmas – The Story is a fantastic free Nativity play which runs in Cardiff city centre six days a week between 1 and 22 December. Please click here for more information.

 

 

More knitters needed as we make the Hayes look as fabulous as ever

Do you remember the lovely knitted robins which bobbled up and down above the railings on the Hayes last December? Everybody loved them so much that we’re calling on our wonderful volunteers to do some more knitting ready for this year’s production of Christmas – The Story.

This time, we’re going to be making camels and donkeys.

These two amazing animals are closely associated with the Christmas Story and over the past few years have already been an important part of our wonderful free Nativity play at Tabernacl Church.

Do you live in Cardiff and enjoy knitting? All you need to do is get some camel-coloured/honey or light grey wool – colours which you may well already have at home, and follow these easy patterns by Linda Dawkins (© Mamma4earth www.mamma4earth.etsy.com).

Camel Pattern

Donkey Pattern

When they’re ready, just bring them to us at the Tabernacl on the Hayes next month! If you have any questions, please e-mail Jean (e-mail: jeblunn@gmail.com) our wonderful volunteer and keen knitter.

Christmas – The Story is a fantastic free Nativity Play which runs in towns across south Wales each December. For more information about the Cardiff production, please click here.

 

 

Cardiff ‘Christmas – The Story’ is Getting a Makeover!

Do you live in Cardiff and enjoy knitting? We’re calling on local knitters to help us decorate the outside of Tabernacl Church ready for this year’s production of ‘Christmas – The Story’.

Our aim is to have lots of lovely robins bobbing up and down above the railings on the Hayes. If you’d like to help make ‘Christmas – The Story’ look as fabulous as ever, please get in touch – we can provide you with the wool, wadding, eyes and an easy pattern. Please contact Sally by e-mailing sally_humble_jackson@hotmail.co.uk or calling 029 2049 3326.

‘Christmas – The Story’ is a voluntary community arts project, which re-tells the Nativity to school children and members of the public free of charge each December. For more information about the Cardiff production, please click here.

 

 

Another Welsh town joins ‘Christmas – The Story’

‘Christmas – The Story’ is delighted that another town in south Wales has joined the project.

Bridgend is the sixth town to join the voluntary community arts project, which re-tells the Nativity to school children and members of the public free of charge each December.

Statistics show that the Nativity story is being forgotten and is quickly disappearing from our Christmas celebrations. ‘Christmas – The Story’ aims to change this by making the Nativity accessible to everybody.

Bridgend ‘Christmas – The Story’ will be held at the Tabernacl Chapel on Derwen Road between the 9th and the 16th of December (except Sunday). It is being led by the Reverend Robin Samuel.

The project, which was successfully launched in Cardiff in 2010, has since been rolled out in Aberdare, Carmarthen, Port Talbot and Barry. Last year, it was shortlisted for an EPIC award.

For more information about Bridgend ‘Christmas – The Story’, please click here.