Tideswell Posada 2013

November 25, 2013 | 0 Comments | Filed under: 2013, December 2013

Posada? Posada is an old Mexican tradition (it means ‘inn’ in Spanish) when during December, young people dressed up 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. Nowadays, it is figures of Mary and Joseph that travel, and each night’s hosts create their own celebration – whether a meal, a cup of coffee, or simply placing the figures in a window for all to see.

This year, Tideswell’s churches are combining in a Tideswell Posada. It involves 24 different stops, and you are invited to join in by visiting the different Tideswell ‘inns’ to see the ‘travellers’. A list of the host locations will be posted outside St. John’s, the Catholic and Fountain Square churches, so do look out for them. The hope is that everyone can find this an ongoing and interactive way of being involved in the story of Christmas – a way of experiencing the journey, so to speak.

Mary and Joseph’s travels will end on Christmas morning at the combined Village Family Service for Christmas. It will be held at St. John’s Church, at 10.00 and will involve the congregations from Fountain Square, the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic church and St John’s. All of these congregations hope regular and occasional worshippers and visitors alike can be there to share in it. Please join us.

You might be interested to know that the figures have been created and decorated by Fiona Rogers, with additional cutting skills from David Longden all as a gift to this village project.



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