On Christmas Eve, during the Christingle service, our Posada reached its last stop on the journey to Christmas.
Posada is a South American custom of taking Mary and Joseph on a journey to different homes during Advent. Posada is a Spanish word meaning “inn”. It reminds us of the journey Mary and Joseph made from Nazareth to Bethlehem where Jesus was born.
Beginning on the first Sunday of Advent, 30th November, nativity figures of Mary and Joseph travelled around the homes of our church family staying for one night in each different home arriving back at church on Christmas Eve at the Christingle service. People were encouraged to take the figures with them on their daily activities. Each evening the figures were passed on to the next host with a short ceremony.