Posada Progress 2016

Posada is an old Mexican tradition where young people dressed as Mary and Joseph travelled from house to house asking for a room for the night and telling people about the imminent arrival of Jesus in the weeks leading up to Christmas. On Christmas Eve they would visit the local church to re-enact the nativity and place figures of Mary and Joseph in a crib.

Modern day Posada uses nativity figures of Mary and Joseph who travel from place to place. This gives each ‘host’ the chance to create their own celebration in their home or place in the community, worshipping and reaching out to their communities with the real message of Christmas, making room for Jesus in their lives.

In Chet Valley Benefice our Posada figures – Mary, Joseph and the donkey – left our Benefice communion service in Chedgrave on 30th November. They are now out and about travelling from house to house, visiting our churches on Sundays, and will finish their journey at the Crib Service on Christmas Eve in Holy Trinity, Loddon.

Here are some photos showing where they have been.

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With the Playford family At the Lane residence for the evening Staying with Amelie and Tabitha...
Staying with George Staying with Rosie, Ava and Archie Staying with Joan
Mary, Joseph and donkey at the Casey family household. Mary and Joseph resting at Brownes Grove! Mary and Joseph continue resting at Brownes Grove!
Enjoying shelter and warmth for the evening with the McLoughlin family at Westgate Barn With Nia and Amari At the Owens
At Church Farm With Victoria, Avril, Maia & Thalia Staying with Gareth and Oli
The posada visits the White Horse Christmas Quiz. The team came 3rd!  Holy family safely settled... ...and well cared for
 At Romaine in Sisland Settling in for the night on the side board - last night of the journey