The Posada in Wymondham
We have run a 'Posada' in both 2011 and 2012, using large two dimensional figures from a company called 'Silent Lights'. The 2012 journey can be read about below, and photos can be viewed in the Photo Album section of this site.
The Posada is based on a Mexican tradition whereby children dressed as Mary and Joseph go round for 9 nine days in the period before Christmas as if they are looking for lodging. Finally, they are welcomed in and they have a party. Churches in this country have taken up the idea in recent years, usually using small figures of Mary and Joseph to go round homes in their community. In Wymondham, we use tall, two-dimensional figures made of correx and obtainable from the Silent Lights company. In 2012 they travelled around nine schools, care homes, a day care centre, shops in the town and they processed in the town Christmas Fayre. They became well known in the town, especially as children recognised them from the school visits. Especially too as they made an appearance in the local press: the Eastern Daily Press, the Norwich Evening News and the Wymondham Mercury.
A further development this year was that a Twitter feed was in operation from early October until Christmas Day. The Tweets can still be looked at @AdventPosada.
The Posada will be in action again in 2013. If you are a shop or business and would like to book a day for a visit by Mary and Joseph now, just use the contact form on this website.
|Mary & Joseph's Journal|
This is a record of what happened to Mary & Joseph in 2012 as told by their hosts.
|The 2012 Journey|
This is a record of Mary & Joseph's movements from Advent Sunday, December 2nd and Christmas Eve.