Carol service could get messy

CHILDREN are being encouraged to get active to celebrate the Christmas story on Saturday.

The Morpeth ‘Messy’ Carol Service will include craft activities with a festive theme and the story will be told by building up a tableau and singing carols.

Children are encouraged to come dressed as a Nativity character and there will be plenty of refreshments available.

Morpeth Churches Together have been in the Market Place during the last two Saturdays publicising the event.

At the Farmers’ Market on Saturday, children were asked to make sheep, shepherds and angels which could be brought along to the service.

Members of the churches will be in the Market Place again this Saturday morning, alongside the Morpeth independent traders’ stalls, to encourage youngsters to make a Bethlehem scene and the Holy family with a donkey that will contribute to a backdrop to the event.

The service begins at 4.30pm in Morpeth Town Hall.