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A Festive Celebration: St. Paul’s & St. Barnabas Hosts Christmas Nativity Panto with Play it by Ear || 10th December from 10:30 AM

Christmas Nativity Panto at St. Paul’s & St. Barnabas

A Festive Celebration: St. Paul’s & St. Barnabas Hosts Christmas Nativity Panto with Play it by Ear

Belfast, Northern Ireland: As the festive season approaches, St. Paul’s & St. Barnabas Church in Belfast is gearing up to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ through an exciting and unique event. On Sunday, the 10th of December from 10:30 AM, the church is set to host a Christmas Nativity Panto, in collaboration with the renowned drama group, Play it by Ear.

A Blend of Tradition and Creativity

This event promises to be a heartwarming blend of traditional nativity storytelling and the creative flair of pantomime. Play it by Ear, a Christian drama company formed by Chris and Ross, will lead this special event. Known for their dynamic approach to faith-based drama, they have a reputation for engaging audiences across Ireland and the UK with their interactive and thought-provoking performances.

Engaging the Community in Faith and Fun

The Christmas Nativity Panto is designed to be more than just a performance; it's an invitation for the community to come together in celebration and reflection. Play it by Ear specializes in making Bible stories come alive in a fun, relatable, and memorable way. Their performances are known for balancing humor with the conveying of deep spiritual truths, making this event suitable for all ages.

A Diverse Array of Activities

In addition to the nativity play, the event will feature activities aimed at encouraging participation from everyone. From the very young to the young at heart, attendees can look forward to a day filled with joy, learning, and spiritual growth. These activities, ensurie there’s something for everyone during out Sunday morning.

An Invitation to Celebrate

Reverend Andrew Irwin of St. Paul’s & St. Barnabas extends a warm invitation to the church community and beyond: "This Christmas, we invite you to join us in celebrating the wonder and joy of Jesus’ birth. Through the unique blend of nativity and panto, we hope to offer an engaging, uplifting, and spiritually enriching experience for all."

A Testament to Faith and Community Spirit

The Christmas Nativity Panto at St. Paul’s & St. Barnabas is more than just a festive event; it is a testament to the enduring spirit of community and faith in Belfast. It reflects the church's commitment to bringing people together in creative and meaningful ways, especially during a season that speaks so profoundly of hope, love, and togetherness.

Join Us in Celebration

Mark your calendars for this unmissable event. The Christmas Nativity Panto promises to be a delightful experience, filled with laughter, learning, and the true spirit of Christmas. All are welcome to join in this festive celebration as we remember the reason for the season together.

For more information about the event and to stay updated on future activities at St. Paul’s & St. Barnabas, please visit

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” – Luke 2:14


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