The Shepherds and the Angels

An EasyEnglish Story Unit (AEE) from our series ‘The Christmas Story’

Elaine Young



The shepherds and the angels


Some shepherds were in the fields.

They were in the fields near Bethlehem.

They were looking after their sheep.

It was night-time.


Suddenly there was an angel in the sky.

The shepherds saw the angel.

The shepherds saw a bright light.

The angel and the bright light came from God.

The shepherds were frightened.


The angel said to the shepherds:

‘Don’t be frightened.

I have good news for you.

This good news is for everybody.

This good news should make everybody happy.


A baby has been born today in Bethlehem.

This is a special baby.

He is the special baby God promised.

When the boy grows up, he will save people from sin.


The baby is wearing cloths.

He is lying in an animals’ feeding box.

Go and find him.

Then you will know I am telling the truth.’


Suddenly there were lots of angels in the sky.

The angels sang praise to God.

They sang:

‘Praise to God in heaven.

Peace to people on earth.’



Then the angels went back to heaven.

The shepherds said:

‘We will go to Bethlehem.

We will go to see the baby.’


The shepherds went quickly to Bethlehem.

They found Mary and Joseph.

They found the baby in the animals’ feeding box.

They were happy to see the baby.

Mary was happy that they had come to see the baby.


Later the shepherds went back to the fields.

They told lots of people about the baby.

They said thank-you to God for the baby.



Luke 2:8-20



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This publication is written in Accessible EasyEnglish.

April 2004

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