On 1st. December - the First Sunday in Advent, Mary & Joseph set out on their journey, receiving hospitality from church members and friends each night to Christmas Day. You can view their journey here, day by day.
Mary & Joseph set out on their journey Arriving at Ralph & Josie`s home
Mary & Joseph at Monday Care, Share and Prayer
On the way to the Local Preachers & Worship Leaders meeting... ......Font row seats.....keen as mustard
at the Bastins
Lunch with people from Knapton, Trunch and Mundesley
Thursday Care, Share and Prayer -
Mary & Joseph singing with us then visiting the Wesley Guild & Simcha
Time at the Friday Prayer Group this morning
Joseph & Mary enjoyed doing some craft work and made beaded stars
...and then felt peckish!
And after their busy week, fell asleep on the settee !
After emailing their friends about their journey so far, Mary & Joseph were welcomed and enjoyed worship at Gresham Chapel
This morning Mary & Joseph joined in the Fellowship Choir
Mary & Joseph were travelling across Beeston Common
10th. December - The Mayor of Sheringham meets Mary & Joseph
Mary & Joseph waiting for the Ladybird Nursery Nativity Play
The mayor of Sheringham meets Mary & Joseph
Doing some shopping then helping with dinner
(Left)Listening to a talk at the Ladies Group about Suzanna Wesley
(Right)Helping with the mince pies at the ladies Group
11th. December - Mary & Joseph travelling on
With their overnight host for day 11
December 12 to Day 13
The hosts of day 12 introduce Mary & Joseph to their host for day 13, at the Coffee Morning,
and Mary & Joseph meet Rev. Pauline
After leaving the Traidcraft stall at the coffee morning, Mary and Joseph went shopping in town.
First to the Butchers, where one of the butchers came out to talk to them,
Their next stop was Boots Chemist before going to collect their Methodist Recorder from Starlings Newsagents
Next they went to the Health food shop and then on to Tesco`s before going to have a look at the sea and sheltered by some rocks from the wind
They then took their shopping home, before going to deliver Gresham Chapel`s Carol service details to the lady who does the music
A busy Day!
Mary & Joseph took some time out to enjoy playing music
What an exciting day Mary and Joseph have had. Helping to wash up after coffee at church and then joining the family trip to the pantomime at Sheringham Little Theatre
Time to take our seats
with members of the pantomime cast
After a busy weekend, Mary catches up with the blanket she`s been knitting for the baby, while Joseph relaxes with a good book, before researching their onward journey.
(They`re not sure what to make of the jolly chap in the red suit!)
`Joy to the World`
Today Mary and Joseph went to the Do-Drop In Christmas Christmas Party, where they met Angel Gabriel who tells their story.
They then hitched a ride on Santa`a trolley of presents.
Joseph & Mary enjoyed Coffee Time at Shannock Court,
before going shopping at the Salvation Army shop.
They then returned for tea at Shannock Court before the Christmas Sing-a-long there
Mary & Joseph stood and admired the big Christmas Tree.
They then pulled a cracker and Joseph hoped for a kiss!
Another busy day for our couple..
Mary and Joseph helping with the housework
Mary would appreciate one of these, much more comfortable than a donkey!
Mary & Joseph visiting Mary
Mary helped to decorate the Christmas cake.....
Then, she joined Joseph in taking Christmas presents to friends
Joseph decided that he would like to do some baking so made some pastry to make some sausage rolls
He asked Mary for advice as to whether they were cooked!
They enjoyed the results of Joseph`s baking, and then relaxed for the evening after watching `Carols from Kings`s
Christmas Day - 25th. December
The Special Day arrived