Shoppers have been able to visit a life size nativity as ministers bring the Christmas story to the city centre.
Bringing the Real Christmas to Liverpool City Centre
Ministers in the city centre are working together with the Liverpool BID company, CityCentral, to bring 'The Real Christmas' to shoppers and city visitors.
Mission in the Economy, United Reform Church, Liverpool Quakers, St Bride's, In Another Place and Churches Together in the Merseyside Region are looking after the nativity scene situated at the beginning of Church Street.
They have a Nativity Chalet where they will take donations for the Food Bank collection point at the Quaker Meeting House, and they have posters and flyers to encourage people to see the real gift of Christmas.
People are also being invited to write a prayer and place it on a prayer tree.
'In Another Place' will stage two performances of a 'Giant Puppet Nativity' at the Christmas tree and in Williamson Square on Saturday 22nd December from 10.30am with a Nativity Procession and Gospel Choir.
Jean Flood, Mission in the Economy Chaplain said:
"We have been overwhelmed by the response to the Nativity Crib in the city centre. The prayer tree is bedecked by prayers every day and people are moved to tears reading them. We have prayers written in spanish, Chinese and more.The majority of the comments are about how wonderful it is to see a crib which points to the real meaning of Christmas.
It is a wonderful experience just to listen to people's conversations about Christmas, and of course all of the human stories from across the world."
They are looking for volunteers to staff the Nativity Chalet even for a few hours of their time. Please check out the details in the right hand column of this page