Advent Posada

The Parish of St Oswald, Norbury

 Advent Posada

From Advent Sunday Mary, Joseph and the donkey will travel through and beyond the parish looking for somewhere to stay. Could you give them accommodation for the night?

If you would like to have them in your home, ideally you will be able to arrange a time for the person (or people) who have had them the day before to bring them to you and perhaps you might be able to provide a little refreshment and a short time to say a prayer together.

You should find a good place for them in your home – and perhaps you might invite a friend to join you in spending the evening with you. It would also be good if you could take a photo of them, with you, in your home. We would like to put the photos on our website and twitter feed. The figures are about 30cm (a foot) high. You should arrange to take them the to the next hosts. If that is likely to be difficult then we will find a way to help.

You can read more about the Posada tradition at 

If you would like to take part please fill in one of the forms at the back of the church or email Alison with the following information:

  • Your name, address and telephone number – which we will need to share with the people who are hosting before and after you.
  • When you could accommodate the holy family.
  • How you could travel to take them to their next stop.
  • Anything else that will help us to plan the journey!