Yarmouth mayor risks blowing nativity fuse
When the Mayor of Great Yarmouth
turns on the lights at St. Andrew’s Gorleston Nativity Festival
everyone will be praying she doesn’t blow a fuse.
At the Civic Carol Service on Sunday December 10 at 6.30pm Her Worship the Mayor will officially open a display of around 40 different nativity scenes that have been made by local groups ranging from a parent and toddler group to local floristry students.
Entries are coming in well, but there is still room for more.
“A number of churches stage Christmas tree festivals but this is the first time that St. Andrew’s has tried anything like this,” said the Vicar, the Rev Tony Ward. “There’s been an encouraging response and groups have been working on their crib and nativity scenes for many weeks.”
“The church will be in darkness at the beginning of the service and it will be a wonderful spectacle when all the lights come on” he said.
It’s all in aid of the local Mia-Lucy Rose Trust and The Children’s Society, and in the week after the switch-on visitors to the Festival will be voting for their favourite. There are cash prizes up to £250 for the most popular three, and the winner will be announced at the Christmas Family Carol event at St. Andrew’s at 4pm on Sunday 17th.
The Festival will be open from 2pm to 8pm Monday to Thursday, 2pm to 9pm on Friday, 11am to 6pm on Saturday and from 10 to 1 on Sunday 17th. Refreshments will be available at some time each day.
For an information pack and entry form please contact the Vicar Rev Tony Ward on 01493-663477 or the Church Administrator Karl Goffe on 01493-656078.