More about the Festivals and Celebrations
On the first Sunday of Advent we have an Advent Garden. A spiral of greenery and crystals is prepared and at its centre a single candle is lit. While some of us sing quietly, the younger members of our community take an apple in which a candle has been firmly placed. Each in turn walks the inwards pathway of the spiral to light their candle at the centre. On the return journey the light of each traveller is placed carefully in a chosen part of the ‘garden’, preparing the way for those who will follow. Gradually the spiral pathway becomes bathed in a warm glowing light. It is cold and dark outside, but our hearts are warmed with expectation and hope. Christmas draws near.