Help Mary and Joseph name the donkey

We are asking for your help, please!

fmbOn Sunday, 30th November, Mary and Joseph and the donkey begin their annual special journey (Posada) around our parish and area. They are from our children’s nativity set and they arrive in Church on Christmas Eve. They made the journey successfully last Advent and kept a blog of their journey. They visit a wide variety of places and receive a huge welcome. Have a look at the blog – click here.

Before they set off we needed a name for the donkey, and so we set up a poll here.  We asked for votes for one of the chosen names.

This year we went going slightly ‘high brow’ and the choice was from donkeys names from  literature. We offered:

donkey 14Puzzle, from C S Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia,

Benjamin from George Orwell’s Animal Farm,

Dapple, Sancho Panza’s donkey from Cervantes’ Don Quixote and

Modestine, the characterful donkey which bore Robert Louis Stevenson in his ‘Travels with a donkey.’

And now the votes have been counted and we can verify the result.  Benjamin 19% of votes, Dapple 23%, Modestine 25% and Puzzle 33%.


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St Chrysostom’s is an Anglican (Church of England) parish church in Manchester, UK. We’re an inclusive, diverse and welcoming faith community rejoicing in our Anglo Catholic tradition, where people of many differing backgrounds make friends. Find our Facebook group at
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1 Response to Help Mary and Joseph name the donkey

  1. Balaam would have been better in my opinion . . . but, alas, a day late and a dollar short! lol

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