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Posada is Spanish for ‘lodging’ and Spanish speaking countries around the world have a Christmas tradition of people dressing up as Mary and Joseph and other nativity characters and travelling from house to house asking for lodging. At first they are refused but when Joseph explains that Mary is pregnant with the baby Jesus the group are invited in to sing carols and share food.
Our Posada was made by members of the congregation and has travelled around local homes during Advent for the last 8 years. The Posada is blessed during the 10.00 a.m. service on the first Sunday of Advent and one family takes it home with them. The following day the family pass the Posada on to the next family on the list.
The Posada is made up of a box containing knitted figures, two accounts of the nativity written for children and a book with activities for Christmas. The set is designed to be played with by children though due to small parts any children likely to put things in their mouth will need supervising! A flock of knitted sheep accompany the set and each child is invited to keep one as a reminder of the visit.
If your family would like a visit from the Posada please contact Jenny Eckersley
email email@example.com or send text message to 07944 790 299
Please give the name of one adult and
the names of any children in your household, your address and a contact number.
St Andrew’s Posada started its journey on the First Sunday of Advent 1st December.