Candlemas Procession

Candlemas Procession

Sunday 30 January 6.00pm

Candlemas commemorates the ritual purification of Mary, 40 days after the birth of her son Jesus. This day also marks the ritual presentation of the baby Jesus to God in the Temple at Jerusalem.

The Gospel of Luke says that Jesus was met by Anna and Simeon. Simeon held the baby Jesus and called him a Light to the World.

The festival is called Candlemas because this was the day that all the Church's candles for the year were blessed.

On Candlemas night, many people place lighted candles in their windows at home.

All are welcome to attend, no ticket is required. Please be seated by 5.45pm.

The grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all: Titus 2.11


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