The Church Year

The Church Year

About the Church Year Colours

White and Gold are symbols of joy. They are used at Christmas, Easter, Marriages, and Baptisms. Also commonly used for burials as we celebrate the departed one's joining with Christ.

Red is a symbol of the tongues of fire of the Holy Spirit and blood. Red is used for Pentecost Sunday, Ordinations, Confirmations, and Holy Week. Scarlet (a deep red) is frequently used on days honouring the death of a martyred saint.

Blue and Purple are symbols of penitence and royalty. They are used during Lent (purple) and Advent (blue) and on some other special days.

Green is a symbol of hope and growth. It is the colour of the seasons of Epiphany and Pentecost.

Black is the colour of Good Friday (a symbol of sadness). Black also used to be used for funerals, but white has replaced it in order to remind us of the hope of the resurrection.

Advent Advent

Advent is a Season of hopeful waiting.

Christmas Day Christmas Day

Christmas day.

Christmas Christmas

During Christmas we celebrate the birth of our saviour Jesus Christ.

Epiphany Epiphany

During Epiphany we celebrate the revelation by the Magi of Jesus as Christ.

Shrove Tuesday Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday is a time of merriment and feasting just before Lent.

Ash Wednesday Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Season of Lent.

Lent Lent

Lent is a Season of reflection and repentance.

Palm Sunday Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday is the day the we remember Christ's triumphal entry into Jerusalem.

Maundy Thursday Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday.

Good Friday Good Friday

Good Friday.

Easter Saturday Easter Saturday

Easter Saturday.

Easter Day Easter Day

Easter day.

Easter Easter

During Easter we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Ascension Ascension

Ascension Day.

Pentecost Pentecost

During Pentecost we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit and the growth of the Church.

St Michael & All Angels St Michael & All Angels

The Feast of St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael, and of All Angels, because of all of the Angels who helped win the Battle against Satan.

All Saints Day All Saints Day

All Saints Day.