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Will you host Mary and Joseph for a night?

At the end of the November we begin the Season of Advent. The 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’ 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 Chris

A pilgrimage to Walsingham

A sleepy but happy band of 11 pilgrims gathered in church at 7.15 on Monday September18th for a celebration of Mass before embarking on Master Thomas,our coach, for our journey to Walsingham. As we set off Father Andrew gave each of us a sealed envelope containing a rosary. Driven expertly by Tom, our excellent driver, we paused for lunch at Spalding. The journey passed very quickly and it didn't seem long before we were swooping down the narrow lanes and into the loveliest medieval village. The coach deposited us at the entrance to the Shrine and we trundled our cases to the Green Room where we were warmly welcomed and given our keys. We had to act fast and deposit our cases in our rooms

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St Stephen on the Cliffs, Holmfield Road, Blackpool, FY2 9RB

An Anglican church in the Diocese of Blackburn

 

St Stephen on the Cliffs PCC Reg Charity No 1131959

Friends of St Stephens Reg Charity No 1120454

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