This morning our Re Ambassadors and Chaplaincy Team led our Advent Assembly. The first candle was lit by Miss Wood and Mrs Ball; prayers were said for them and Mrs Singleton Davies as they are all due babies in the New Year.
Advent marks the start of the Christian year. It is the four weeks before Christmas, beginning on November 30 or the nearest Sunday to it. This is the Church's New Year's Day. The word Advent comes from the Latin 'adventus' which means 'arrival' or 'coming'. This is the time for Christians to prepare for celebration of the birth of Jesus and look forward to the time that Jesus will come again. During Advent our Gospel Value will be 'Hope'.