Wrexham Nativity Trail combines science and religion

Wrexham will have its own Nativity Trail through the city center this year, combining science and religion.

The trail will last from December 12 to 31 and will tell the Christmas story through exhibits and free activities.

The trail is an initiative of Christians Together in Wrexham in collaboration with Xplore and was created by members of several churches working together.

They have a total of seven stations in the city center, each telling a different part of the story through art, and people can follow the map to see the story.

Multigenerational volunteers from different churches designed, planned, and created the exhibits, so the trail also reflects different talents and styles.

A display for the trail

Jo Dunbar, Communications Manager for Christians Together, said: “We really wanted to offer something free that people could join in the city center that really shares a part of the Christmas story and the reason for it. which we celebrate Christmas.

“This is the first year, so I was hoping to build on that in the future with more activities and more exhibits as well, but hopefully this is something people can start to get excited about. and to love to do.

“I really like to see the variety and creativity within the community with the different screens because they are all very different from each other as well.

“I think it’s really important for the city to have more activities like this and not just organize them for the city, but for people to come together to create them.”

Xplore is the sixth stop on the trail, and its exhibit and activities will showcase the intersection of science and faith.

The leader: the display of XploreThe display of Xplore

Clair Griffiths, community science communicator, said: “The ladies from St Margaret’s Church made the exhibit. It’s based on the Three Wise Men and we will be doing activities based on stargazing. ”

Xplore currently has an ongoing project called Xplore Goes to Church which is to combine religion and science in activities and works with St Marks Church in Caia Park. Thanks to this, they found out about the trial and got involved.

Clair added, “It’s nice to have this relationship with the local churches. I was never really religious, but I have always had a very good relationship with science. Science doesn’t have to be all textbooks, we are very informal learning anyway and we have school groups that come to see us.

“The amount of science in the Bible is very, very interesting.

“Thanks to the Caia Park project, something close to my heart is this relationship between science and the subject that you wouldn’t think science is related to, faith and religion being one of them.”

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The Leader: The trail mapThe trail map

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