St Albans Felipe the Sheep

30th November 2023

St Albans Cathedral will launch their first children’s story book this Sunday (3 December) that tells the story of a sheep that is lost and now is found.

New children’s storybook from St Albans Cathedral: Felipe the Sheep

Aimed at primary school-aged children, the book from the cathedral’s Children’s Ministry, is an introduction to the life of St Albans cathedral, the nativity and the church in general, and has been written by Andrew Baird, a congregation member.

It is a colourful read-aloud book and tells the tale of a sheep called Felipe, a character in a nativity play, who becomes lost just before the play begins.

The Reverend Calum Zuckert, Minor Canon Youth Chaplain, said:

‘It has been such a joy bringing the story of Felipe to fruition, and the launch of the book this Sunday will be an opportunity for the whole community to join in celebrating its success.

“This Christmas we rejoice in the image of Jesus as the Good Shepherd across all our family festive services. The tale of Felipe invites each of us to an encounter with this Jesus as we tell the story once more of the Word Made Flesh.’

The Very Reverend Jo Kelly-Moore, Dean of St Albans commented:

‘Children’s Ministry is front and centre of who we are as a Cathedral, and this fabulous book shows the Cathedral’s commitment to engaging creatively with all ages.

“I can’t wait for the story of Felipe to be told here and far away – the sheep who was lost, but now is found – as we celebrate Christ’s love for us this Christmas.’

Felipe the Sheep is available from 3 December in the Cathedral shop or from the Cathedral website.