Heather Prangley from Holy Innocents' in Kidderminster, explains what the parish has been doing through the Christmas season to Epiphany: 

"The theme from Advent to Epiphany for Kidderminster West Team Ministry has been “Follow the Star” and we have enjoyed a wide variety of events – including a visit from a mobile planetarium for schools, study sessions, a “Little Star” Community Carol Service and a Sparkle Party.

Circus skills"On Saturday 6 January we opened our doors wide for our final event, our Starfest. The church looked beautiful and our visitors enjoyed a wide variety of activities – face-painting, drumming, circus skills, sing along to star songs, as well as making lanterns for our Epiphany Lantern Parade which started from the bandstand in Brinton Park.

Kidderminster Lantern parade"The Parade was led by two councillors, Nicky Gale Mayor of Kidderminster and Rose Bishop followed by Father Tim Williams as one of the three kings on a camel – see photo. The drummers announced our parade loud and clear.

"On arrival at church the kings processed to join a living Nativity tableau."