Community comes together to share the Christmas story

16th December 2022

People braved the cold and icy winter weather to see Porlock's Living Nativity; a staging of a series of tableaux in the village retelling the Christmas story. Moving through Porlock the crowd followed Mary and Joseph as they journed to Bethlehem. 

It all started at the town’s Museum, stopped off at two local hotels and ended in the 'stable' which was actually the village Cider Press Centre. Local people played the parts of Mary, Joseph, the angels, shepherds and wise men. Lydia, the donkey came all the way from Watchet to play her part and baby Jesus was played by Arwen, the child of a local couple living in the village.

This is the third time there has been a living nativity in Porlock and this year between 159 and 200 people came along to watch and join in with the carols.

Revd Ann Gibbs Rector, Porlock and Porlock Weir with Stoke Pero, Selworthy and Luccombe, who organised the event said " It was lovely to see so many people coming to see the story being told. I was particularly touched by one of the actors (not a churchgoer) who asked to be in the play again this year as “it’s about getting the true meaning of Christmas across isn’t it?”


Watch a video of the Porlock Living Nativity YouTube. 

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