Christmas: Advent and Nativity Performances

A carved angel with wings outstretched from the Christmas story.

Christmas is similar to Easter. There is also a period of preparation, known as Advent, before the celebrations of Christmas. Just as in Lent – the period of preparation before Easter. Advent is a special time of reflecting on our need for Jesus to come to us and rescue us from sin and death.

Many people who are involved in various Passion Plays have also prepared special performances for Advent.

The traditional Christmas story, with all the well known characters, told by one man – Neil Maddock! Drama, music, song, and even a little bit of dance combine for a unique telling of the nativity story.

Watch the nativity story here.

Drama Kirk have created “Jerusalem News”. This is a 12 minute, fun take on the nativity, from the perspective of a newsroom on that very first Christmas.

Watch ‘Jerusalem News’ here.

The cast and crew of the Havant Passion Play created a living Advent Calendar, posted on Facebook.

Watch the Living Advent Calendar here

This year you can experience the real Christmas story, as you walk through the beautiful grounds of the Wintershall Estate. Meet the Shepherds watching their sheep, spot the Angel as you climb the hill and help the Wise Men find the star!

Find out about the Winter Walk here

Two men in black drag Jesus to the cross while a crowd watches. Two other men are on crosses on either side of him during the Stafford Passion Play.

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Jesus in a white robe stands with the whole cast and crew of Brighton Passion Play after the free performance on Good Friday.

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