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An actor playing Jesus carries the cross in the centre of Walsall on Good Friday. An ecumenical Walk of Witness takes place annually in the West Midlands town (Photo: Józef Łopuszyński)

Passion play was one of many to take place in towns across Britain

Children from St Mary’s the Mount Roman Catholic Primary School, Walsall, took part in a carol service at St Mary’s the Mount Catholic church in December. As readings, carols, and class items were performed, pupils from one of the classes gradually built a ‘living nativity scene’ on the altar (Photograph: J Lopuszynski)

Pupils built a ‘living nativity scene’ on the altar at St Mary’s the Mount church, Walsall

At St Mary’s the Mount Roman Catholic primary school in Walsall, West Midlands, Reception and Year One pupils performed a Nativity Play. Pictured, left, are George Howell as Joseph and Isabella Rounds as Mary. Cath Amos, headmistress, said: ‘The Nativity reminds us all that Christ is our Saviour who came to save us all.’ Also before Christmas pupils gathered at the parish church hall in Walsall, above right, to sing carols in aid of Mencap (stories and photography: Jozef Lopuszynski)

Pupils sing carols for Mencap

In the West Midlands, happy pupils celebrate Nativity and sing carols for learning disabilities charity

Fr Robert Murphy, parish priest of St Thomas of Canterbury, with some pupils of the parish primary school

Pupils at St Thomas of Canterbury primary school celebrate week of art