This map lets you follow our Posada figures as they move from household to household in the parish and beyond (and sometimes to school or nursery). Their journey started on Advent Sunday (December 1st) and on Christmas Eve they will return to St Mary's and be welcomed into church during our Christingle service.
We have two sets of Posada figures shown on the map. Set 1 is represented by green stars and Set 2 by gold stars. Note that the gold and green stars only indicate the figures' general whereabouts and not a specific property.
St Mary's church (their eventual destination on Christmas Eve) will be indicated by a larger gold star which will be displayed towards the end of Advent.
You may need to refresh the page to see a new day's stars; and you can click onon the map to zoom in,to zoom out.
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.
Modern day Posada uses nativity figures of Mary and Joseph who travel from place to place. This gives each ‘host family’ 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.