This Christmas North Lakes School are joining with St. Andrew’s Church to celebrate Posada. Posada is an old Mexican tradition where young people dressed as Mary and Joseph travel from house to house asking for a room for the night and telling people about the imminent arrival of Jesus, before Christmas Eve when they would visit the local church to re-enact the nativity and place figures of Mary and Joseph in the crib. The modern day Posada uses nativity figures of Mary, Joseph and the donkey who travel from place to place.
Families from school have had the opportunity to host these figures for a night and are encouraged to take time to reflect on Jesus’ birth and what it means to them. The figures have visited various homes over the fortnight leading up to the Christingle service on 14th December when they were taken to church, and placed in the stable with other nativity characters. Many thanks to Rev Mandy Jones for her support and work in organising this.