Adorable angels, dynamic donkeys and super singing stars: we document our Peterborough services’ 2022 community Nativity show.
Hundreds braved sub-zero temperatures to watch Family Action’s heart-warming Peterborough preschool Nativity service last week.
Dozens of children donned traditional (and adorable!) outfits – including animals and angels – to entertain the parents, carers and extended family attending the event in the impressive surroundings of St John the Baptist Church in Peterborough at 10.30am on Tuesday 13th December.
This was a particularly emotive moment for our staff and the local community, as the Nativity hasn’t taken place at the church since before COVID forced it online in December 2020.
Early Years Manager Karen Woodcock said: “It’s always a special event but it felt extra special this year because it’s the first time we’ve been able to bring all our pre-school settings together since the pandemic”.
“It’s always a special event but it felt extra special this year because it’s the first time we’ve been able to bring all our pre-school settings together since the pandemic”
The children performed a variety of contemporary seasonal songs at the half-hour-long show, along with a few classics, such as “We wish you a Merry Christmas” to get families in the mood for future festivities.
One parent said: “We absolutely loved the Nativity… the kids are really excited and now we’re really looking forward to the big day”
The friendly vibe was enhanced by the community support provided by local singing group Rhapsody Chorus, who lent stage equipment, and the church itself, which runs a donation-funded café for families struggling during the cost of living crisis.
Events like this one highlight how important community is for our wellbeing, and how we can support each other. If you’re struggling don’t be afraid to reach out and contact our FamilyLine service, which provides a listening ear, guidance and support.
Find out more about our Make Theirs Magic Christmas campaign and how you can get involved.