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Bethlehem Village event is launched

Bethlehem Village event is launched

Friday 14 December 2018

A community Christmas event set in the village of Waringstown has been launched  at a special service in Holy Trinity Church, Waringstown. 

The service was attended by Bishop Harold and the Moderator of the Presbyterian Church, Revd Dr. Charles McMullen, who gave a short address.

The rector, Canon Bryan Martin, also gave a warm welcome to Waringstown Primary School Choir and the local Community Choir both of whom sang Christmas pieces.

Bethlehem Village is family friendly interactive journey through the story of the birth of Jesus, brought to life by actors, music, crafts and live animals.  All 1100 free online tickets were snapped up in just 48 hours.

The event is the result of a partnership between Donaghcloney Parish and Waringstown Presbyterian Church, with the invaluable support of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Council.  

The tour begins at Holy Trinity church and local charity, Love for Life, have offered their facilities to host the Village itself.  

Around 200 volunteers from the village are involved in all aspects of the event making it a true community endeavour. 

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