"There will be baaaaarhing in Okehampton tomorrow Friday
30th November as 32 named knitted sheep escape from 'All Saints Parish Church'
into shops and businesses in the town. They need to be identified before
Christmas Eve so that they can all safely be back at the Parish Church in time
for the Crib Service on Christmas Eve. To help with this there is a booklet
which children, of all ages ,can collect wherever they see a sheep or from
'Toast' Coffee Shop in Market Street where they can also leave their completed
The booklet also tells the story of the Nativity - the Birth of Jesus and explains the role of the shepherds and invites everyone to the Crib Service. The sheep are being gathered in at St James Chapel in the centre of Okehampton at lunch time on Christmas Eve - we hope none will have been lost!"
For further information please contact the Revd Stephen Cook on 01837 659297 / 07790909442