Las Posadas

The Las Posadas is an old Mexican tradition where figures of Mary and Joseph journey around the neighbourhood during advent until Christmas Eve, looking for a place to stay.


We are looking for families to host the Holy family. The Holy Family are brought to the host family for the night and then on the following day, they are taken to the next home hosting them for the night. Children particularly relate to this leading up to Christmas.


f you would like to take part in this lovely tradition, please sign email Emma Lloyd Williams at stjohnschurch.kingston@gmail.com The figures travel in a basket with a book of the nativity story you may like to read as a family, a candle to light and the posada prayer to pray.


Posada is also a lovely way to meet other members of the church. Why not invite the person delivering them to you to come into your home for refreshments and a chat?