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Gildersome transformed into a Christmas Narnia

Gildersome Baptist Church gets transformed into Narnia for local children. 
Children from Birchfield school, Gildersome, pictured with Father Christmas and the Narnia cast of players.
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Gildersome Baptist Church gets transformed into Narnia for local children. Children from Birchfield school, Gildersome, pictured with Father Christmas and the Narnia cast of players. d305e352

Stepping inside Gildersome Baptist Church lead visitors to a fictional realm just in time for Christmas.

The church was transformed into the magical world of Narnia, decorated with artwork from local schools and community groups and is open to be seen until Sunday.

On arrival, visitors were taken through the wardrobe to the winter wonderland of Narnia, into a cave for tea with Mr Tumnus and finally into Christmas. Narrator Margaret Drury said: “An absolutely tremendous amount of work went into it, but all the hard work has come to fruition.

“Schools have been visiting every day and taking a tour of Narnia as well as doing craft activities.

“The teachers and children are amazed at what they saw - they’ve been spellbound.”

It’s fitting that Narnia comes to Gildersome this year as it marks the 50th anniversary of the author of the classic tale of The Chronicles of Narnia, CS Lewis’ death, which has added to its popularity. All money raised from the week’s event will be donated to Martin House Children’s Hospice.

 

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