Mary and Joseph seen in Measham!

If you'd been looking carefully in December, you may have noticed a couple of characters more normally associated with Bethlehem 2000 years ago than with Measham in 2011.

Joseph and Mary, in the form of two knitted dolls, spent the month travelling round Measham staying at many houses in the village, often appearing in front windows with the Christmas decorations and keeping a diary of their travels. Having set out from the Church  and Measham CofE School at the beginning of December, they were welcomed back to Church at the Christingle Service on Christmas Eve.



This is a modern version of a Mexican tradition, called Posada (Inn) where children spend the time before Christmas going around their village visiting and staying with neighbours.

In 2011 there was room for Mary and Joseph at the homes of Measham and we hope and pray that Christ will have found a home here too.


From Mary and Joseph's diary:


17th December: It was a cold day, so we were grateful for the warm welcome. We spent a restful night and are now ready to continue our journey.

19th December: It was good to see the children walking to and from school. Some even recognised who we were and pointed us out to friends. That made us smile.



Webpage icon Shoeboxes for Belarus
Webpage icon Saints Alive
Webpage icon Christmas at Measham
Printer Printable Version