Baby boy Edward will take starring role in village Nativity

Steeple Claydon nativity

Steeple Claydon nativity

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The Nativity takes to the streets in Steeple Claydon this weekend - with a newborn baby boy to play the part of Jesus. The traditional celebration starts at 5pm on Sunday, December 6, outside Lewis’s newsagent, and will work its way along to The Fountain pub.

The couple playing Mary and Joseph - Mark and Kate Flynn - celebrated the arrival of baby Edward Dempsy Flynn on Sunday, and he is due to play the role of the baby Jesus.

The shepherd leading the sheep is Keith Howard, local shepherd in Steeple Claydon in real life. John Hobbs is the large angel and Billet Murronzi is one of the kings. The innkeeper on the night is Clive Griffin, landlord of The Fountain.

Mulled wine and mince pies will be served in the pub afterwards with live music.