KNITTED figures of Mary and Joseph have been travelling around Balsall Common this week to remind people of their journey 2,000 years ago.
The pair, who go from home to home, encourage people to spend a few minutes remembering the Christmas story.
The initiative was the brainchild of Mothers’ Union (St Peter’s Church, Balsall Common) member Claire Laland. The idea is based on a tradition from Mexico, called Posada, where children travel round the village dressed as Mary & Joseph and ask for shelter.
Claire said: “The result has been amazing. People were at first rather taken aback to be asked to host two knitted figures but as the idea caught on they realised the value of taking a few minutes to reflect on Mary and Joseph’s journey.
“It has been really good to include members of the congregation who are housebound and they have really appreciated the visit.”
Mary and Joseph will arrive at St Peter’s, in Holly Lane, on Christmas Day.
The three Kings will then join the pair for their journey.