Refreshed from a good night’s sleep at the oasis, Mary and Joseph continued on the road to Bethlehem. They began to see other families on the road, families like themselves who had made the journey from distant towns to obey the Emperor’s decree. 

“Bethlehem can’t be far now,” said Joseph. “Soon we will have proper shelter.” 

Mary prayed that Joseph was right and that they would reach Bethlehem before the baby’s birth. Mary and Joseph stopped to rest at the top of a hill. Joseph fed what was left of the fodder to their donkey, and then they each took sips of the freshwater they had brought from the oasis. Joseph surveyed the land that stretched out before them. 

“Look!” he exclaimed. 

Mary stood up to look where Joseph was pointing. There was a town just beyond the next hill. 

“Bethlehem!” cried Mary. Once again God had answered her prayers. 

Diary Date

Special Christmas Children’s Nativity in Carnon Downs Garden Centre with Pastor Adrian and Sunbeams at 10.30am.


Let’s Celebrate Christmas’ – an evening of Carols and Christmas Songs for everyone to enjoy with singing led by Stithians Ladies Choir. To be held in the Chapel followed by refreshments in the hall at 7.30pm.


Step One

Download and print off the attached Advent Nativity Trail Check Sheet.

Step Two

Explore the village and check off each frame as you see them.

Step Three

Scan the QR code on each frame to read about the Christmas Story at each stop!


our upcoming Advent events

Saturday 16th December
"Carols for All" led by Stithians Ladies Choir at 7:30pm

Sunday 17th December
Morning Worship at 10:30am

Sunday 24th December
Christmas Eve Nativity at 4:00pm

Monday 25th December
Christmas Day Service at 10:00am

All are welcome!

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