Glen Maye Chapel held itd fifth annual ‘Christmas in the Barn’ last week at Ballacreggan Farm.
Church steward Paul Craker said: ‘Once again it proved a popular event, with more than 250 people in attendance, and we have had many reports of how much people enjoyed it.
‘As always the Crosby Silver Band played the carols brilliantly and the chapel is very thankful for their support.
‘Twelve-year-old Edward Craker started the singing with a solo verse of “Once in Royal David’s City”, and there was a lot of ahs when three-month-old baby Mack Berry was laid in the manger.
‘In between the tradition carols there were bible readings, poems and narration.
‘Rubyann, aged five, and George Craker, seven, were Mary and Joseph, and Lily Marriot , seven, was the angel Gabriel, with 17 other children dressed up for the nativity. Cara Inglis, aged 11, dressed as a shepherd, led a meg lamb round the congregation. There were sheep and donkeys on view in pens outside.
‘Due to the waterlogged fields, parking was a bit restricted, but everyone was very good spirited and patient, as the car park was unblocked. The chapel owes a great deal of thanks to Gordon and Claire Clague for once again making their barn available for the chapel to use.’