Posada is an old Mexican tradition where young people dressed 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 in the weeks leading up to Christmas. On Christmas Eve they would visit the local church to re-enact the nativity and place figures of Mary and Joseph in a crib. You can read about this in our feature article Views on the News for December 2007 and in our Posada 2007 website feature.

Modern day Posada uses nativity figures of Mary and Joseph who travel from place to place. This gives each 'host' the chance to create their own celebration in their home or place in the community, worshipping and reaching out to their communities with the real message of Christmas, making room for Jesus in their lives.

In 2007, our Minister (Richard Littledale) painted a Posada (see right). Click to read about the journeys of this Posada in Posada 2007, Posada 2008 and Posada 2013.

TBC Posada figures

Posada is a Church Army Resource.