Christmas started at Hope Church today, Advent Sunday.
Members of the congregation at a special Family Service this afternoon were reminded of the beginning of the Christmas story by the angels, Mary and Joseph, the innkeeper, not forgetting the donkey and also the Roman centurion (who received a few boos!) who showed us how the story began.
The congregation followed the performers outside where the story ended at the crib and, after a countdown, the Christmas lights came on.
Thank you to all those who took part. A memorable start to the Christmas season.