The Lonely Barn Owl
By Vicki Howie
CAROL: 36 Once in Royal David’s City (omit vv 3 & 4)
Leader – Introduction to Barney the soft toy Barn Owl*
A narrator –introduction to the story and practice congregational responses
Narr 1: In a dreary old stable in Bethlehem town, there lived a lonely barn owl, his feathers white and brown.
Narr 1: His echoing shelter though ROOMY . . .
Narr 1: . . . was so GLOOMY . . .
Narr 1: . . . that nobody ever set foot through the door – well, apart from the innkeeper bringing fresh straw.
Leader: Is anyone here looking after the innkeeper’s animals, the ox and ass? Yes! I think the innkeeper’s rather busy tonight, so could you lead them up the track to the stable here and put them in their stall?
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