Following a star three kings made their way to see the baby. It was a long journey, eventually the star stopped over the stable. They offered Jesus gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.
Out in the fields the shepherds were watching their flock and an angel of the Lord came down. The angel told the shepherds the good news that their Saviour had been born and that they would find him lying in a manger.
Mary, Joseph and their donkey really enjoy travelling round the parish every year on their way to the stable. This year, they were not able to find any shelter inside people’s homes, so had to travel round on their own. This is a record of their daily progress, the joyful end of the journey with the birth of their son Jesus, and of the visitors to the stable who came to see the baby.
You can download a map of the route that Mary, Joseph and donkey took.