An evangelistic initiative that invites members of the public to be photographed in a nativity tableau has caught the imagination of a broad spectrum of churches. The idea, first brought to the streets by evangelist Chris Duffett in Chester last Christmas, was taken up nationally this year by the Baptist Union and then endorsed by Churches Together in England. Now at least 40 towns are offering the chance to ‘Get in the Picture’. Afterwards, the photos can be seen and downloaded for free from a website which also tells people about local Christmas services and presents a Christmas message. Churches Together in Peterborough have rented a shop in the city centre where Christmas shoppers can have their photo taken with a real donkey.
Source: Baptist Times (3/12)