A Hispanic Christmas Tradition
Julie Swann has written telling us of something new for this Christmas. Posada is a Hispanic tradition which is becoming increasingly popular in the UK (particularly in village communities). It celebrates the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem. The figures of Mary, Joseph and a donkey travel from house to house (or shop, or school etc) during Advent. Each night different people host the Holy Family before passing it on to the next host. They arrive together with a story book, album to put in photos of their adventures and hosts as well as prayers or messages and an advent candle to light.
This Year In Woodford
Woodford’s own Posada is launched this year on December 1st with Messy Church at Hinton Methodist Church together with St Mary’s.
On the 8th December Posada arrives at St Mary’s and on 15th December Posada will visit the Ecumenical Carol Service for Hinton and St Mary’s at Hinton Methodist Church. Dates and times are all on the Church Diary page.