Advent 2

Today we light the second candle on the Advent wreath. This candles represents the prophets of old. All through the Old Testament we read about the prophets, Samuel, Ezekiel, Elijah, Jeremiah, Isaiah. They were men of God, who through prayer and contemplation heard his words and communicated them to the King and the people. Many […]

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Advent Sunday

So Advent begins. Today we light the first candle in our countdown to Christmas Each candle represents part of the story that leads up to the birth of Jesus. This first candle represents ‘The Patriarchs’. You might be wondering who they are, they are the great Fathers of the Bible, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. We […]

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Saint Nicholas

  Saint Nicholas has been associated with present giving since the 9th century. He was the Bishop of Myra (now Southern Turkey and the stories associated with his life tell of his love and care of children, feeding of the hungry, healing the sick and caring for the oppressed. He saved three girls from a […]

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Advent Sunday

So Advent begins. Today we light the first candle in our countdown to Christmas Each candle represents part of the story that leads up to the birth of Jesus. This first candle represents ‘The Patriarchs’. You might be wondering who they are, they are the great Fathers of the Bible, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. We […]

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Advent

So when does Advent officially start? Advent calendars begin with December the first, but in actual fact it starts on the 4th Sunday before Christmas. That means Advent officially begins on Sunday 3rd December this year. Instead of an Advent calendar the church counts down to Christmas using the Advent wreath. These can vary a […]

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