Two candles are lit
The season of Advent marks the start of the church year. It also marks the month or so of preparation leading up to the great festival of Christmas and the birth of Christ. On each of the four Sundays during Advent, candles are lit to represent the coming of Christ – the light of the world. Our first candle was lit during the 0930 Parish Communion Service on Sunday 27th November Advent Sunday. The second candle was lit on Sunday 4th December.
During Advent there are no flowers and the colour of the altar frontal is purple.
Read about the season of Advent on the Church of England website
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