The Advent Procession is a unique service. As well as readings, prayers and wonderful music, there is a sense of drama conveyed through the use of light and movement. Traditionally, churches were built on an East/West axis with the altar at the East end (the direction of the rising sun). Starting at the back (the West) the choir makes its way towards the East and singing at various “stations” en route. This symbolizes the journey from darkness to light and by the end of the service the darkness of the opening is extinguished as the building is fully lit. Members of the congregation share in the light of Christ by lighting candles. The well-known Advent hymns are sung and the Choir will sing music by Paul Manz, Howard Skempton, Scarlatti and Michael Fleming.
This is a service that has become increasingly popular and is a wonderful way to experience the peace of Advent. Come and help us Kindle the Light as we prepare for the Christ Child.