25 Nov Advent Quiet morning and Advent Sunday
We start the season of Advent with a Quiet Morning on Saturday 26th November at St Mark’s Church. A short time from 9.30am until 11.30am, as we pause for breath ahead of the busyness of the build up to Christmas, to think about Advent and the question “why are we waiting?”
Then on Sunday evening,27th November, we celebrate the start of Advent with Advent Carols at St Mark’s Church at 6pm.
‘Every year in the weeks before Christmas the Christian Church celebrates the season called Advent, the Coming of the Lord. It is a poetic, mysterious and beautiful time, during which the prayer and longings of the prophets and psalmist and anonymous poor people of the Old Testament come into their own’ (Maria Boulding, The Coming of God)
The beautiful carols and music and readings of the Advent Carol service we hope will allow you to enter the spirit of this beautiful season of Advent.