Baa lambs

20 December 2013

SHEEP featured in Warminster in Salisbury diocese, when 50 young shepherds from the Minster C of E School processed with 12 toy sheep, knitted by parishioners from St Denys and the Minster, to the Mall, where they were greeted by the Mayor for the official launch of the Messy Nativity Advent Sheep Trail.

With them was the Warminster town crier, proclaiming the event, and the Bishop of Ramsbury, Dr Edward Condry, who blessed the sheep and everybody with them.

The sheep, all with names, are now in 12 of the town's shop windows. Families can write down the names on an entry form that contains the Christmas story, and enter a prize draw, which will take place when the sheep return to the Minster for the crib service.

 

Forthcoming Events

16-18 February 2018
Church Times Festival of Faith & Literature

Our literary festival with a theological slant in Bloxham, Oxfordshire. Speakers include Francis Spufford, Ruth Valerio, Eve Poole, Mark Oakley, James Runcie and many others. Find out more

5-6 May 2018
Church Times Festival of Poetry
With Sarum College, Salisbury. More details coming soon - register your interest here

The Church Times Podcast

Interviews and news analysis from the Church Times team. Listen to this week’s episode online

Subscribe now to get full access

To explore the Church Times website fully, please sign in or subscribe.

This January, non-subscribers can read up to thirty articles for free. (You will need to register.)