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St. Mary Magdalene Bolney

■ Advent Reflections

The Advent Crown                    Christmas Services

is circular, symbolizing God's infinite love and made of evergreen leaves to represent the hope of eternal life brought by Jesus Christ.

Candles depict the four weeks of Advent and the light of God coming into the world through the birth of Jesus Christ.

Individual candles portray -

  • HOPE (Week 1)
    • PEACE (Week 2)
      • JOY (Week 3 - Pink)
        • LOVE (Week 4)

A white candle in the centre, known as the "Christ Candle" symbolizes the arrival of Christmastide and is lit on Christmas Day.


• Welcoming
Prayer - is discovery

• Waiting
Prayer - is waiting for God's answer and help

• Watching
Prayer - is taking time to look

• Listening
Prayer - does not begin or end with words