The Nativity Project 2018

Bringing the real meaning of Christmas to life


Once again we will be running the exciting Nativity Project in the Brewery, Romford. It will run from 9am to 3pm each week day (for schools, groups, and shoppers) with the evenings being available for groups to book free of charge and put on their own nativity event; or book and have the Nativity Project team do a private performance for their school, church or group.



Who are we?

Spearheaded by Romford Elim Church, the Romford Nativity Project is a partnership of local churches in Havering committed to bringing the real meaning of Christmas to life. The ‘Across Havering’ network of churches is behind the venture as well but we are not exclusive.


When & where?

The Romford Nativity Project will be based in the empty unit in the Brewery outdoor car park, by the bus terminal next to Sainsbury’s petrol station (formerly Carphone Warehouse), at the Brewery Shopping Centre in Romford from 5th – 16th December 2018.  


What's happening?

We will be creating a full scale manger scene and inviting various community groups to come throughout the twelve day period to share the Christmas message in their own special way through mediums of drama, music, monologue, songs,  story-telling, art etc. We will also be rolling out a schools project that will run adjacent to this event inviting classes to come and listen and participate in the Nativity story.


What's our aim? 

Our goal is that Romford would experience the real meaning of Christmas and rediscover the Christian belief that has been the foundation of British society for a thousand years.



Simply drop by as you shop and we would be delighted to perform for you!



Have you planned your school Christmas outing yet? Then look no further than the Romford Nativity Project. In 2017 over 2,221 people visited the project, 1,074 of which were schools. 

We are inviting schools to bring their pupils and not only enjoy the presentation performed by our team but to also take part if they so wish. This could range from individual staff members or pupils having a simple part in the presentation or to bringing your own choir, band, drama group to perform. All we ask is that it remains true to the biblical story.

  1. To book in simply telephone Romford Elim Church 01708 767029 or 07986 863460 or email  We will be operating on a first come first served basis.
  2. Let us know the day and the time and how long you want the session to be as it can range from 15 minutes to an hour. 
  3. Turn up and enjoy the real meaning of Christmas!
  4. Art Competion
The Art Competition

The unit has 7 large windows 9ft x 5ft that we would love to be decorated with nativity art, not Santa, from school pupils. The school can place their art and name in their adopted window and the best window will earn a prize of £150 for the school.

The Unit is open for preparation from Monday 26th November to Tuesday 4th December. To enter simply telephone Romford Elim Church 01708 767029 or 07986 863460 or email


  1. Please mobilise your church in prayer for the project. Join us for part or all the time in an evening of prayer at the Elim Church Sunday 25th November 6.30pm till 8pm.
  2. Book in your groups to come and see the nativity (pensioners, over 50’s groups, cubs, brownies, youth, home groups, etc). We want the area to be a steady hub of joyful activity.
  3. Staff - We need lots of volunteers throughout the day to help in stewarding, acting, PA, leaflet distribution etc.
  4. Give - You can contribute financially towards the cost of this project which is likely to cost £5,000 if done well.  

Contact 01708 767029 or 07986 863460 or email 


Other Groups 

Brownies, cubs, scouts, guides, care groups, support groups, senior members groups, business groups etc.  To Book in your group to come and see the nativity please contact us at 01708 767029 or 07986 863460 or email


We look forward to seeing you there!


Rev. Glen Podd
Nativity Project Manager
Romford Elim Church, Elim Christian Centre, Wheatsheaf Road, Romford RM1 2HD
Tel: 01708 767029     Mob: 07986 863460

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