Members of the St Matthias church community came together on Saturday to recreate a nativity scene at Windermere in celebration of the Christmas season. Parishioner Margaret Hosford said the church community wanted people to remember the reason of the season.
"We wanted to give the Christian Christmas story and to have a way that families could interact with it," she said.
"So we've had lots of activities such as making fridge magnets, making finger puppets, so that all the kids can take something home and remember the story that we had acted out today.
"We have displays of nativities from different parts of the world and lots of dressing up, with wise men, Joseph, Mary and the kids dressed up as sheep and angels."
Mrs Hosford said it was important to remember the true meaning of Christmas.
"All the traditions of paper crowns in the crackers and presents all have a Christian basis and even as a cultural story, we don't want that lost. We think it's important to teach the kids that come along to church the story of the birth of Jesus.
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"All the kids are getting a little bag to take home too with a colouring book and a book of the nativity story.
"We have set it up to look like Bethlehem with the Thirsty Camel Inn and the Loaves and Fishes Bakery."
Mrs Hosford said that the scenic church and grounds continues to be a historic place.
"It is the oldest rural continuously working church in Tasmania."
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