The Advent

During the four-week season of Advent, the Christian Church prepares for the coming of Christ at Christmastide.
The links below give access to a range of material for the season, in words and pictures.

An Advent Prayer

Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness
and to put on the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life,
in which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility;
that on the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty
to judge the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal;
through him who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

A candle is lit on the Advent wreath
on each of the four Sundays before Christmas

CLICK HERE for an illustrated collection of poetry and prayers for the Advent season. Two new poems added for 2014

CLICK HERE for pictures from the annual Advent Toy Service

CLICK HERE to listen to some of the carols sung at the 2006 Advent Carol Service at St Faith's

CLICK HERE to open a sequence of pages recording the 2005 visit of BBC television to record
                          two Advent services from St Faith'

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