"...... from Darkness to Light......" Advent Candlelit Service

posted 21 Nov 2015, 09:37 by Richard Jones   [ updated 25 Nov 2015, 08:42 ]
We will be performing this beautiful candlelit "Darkness to Light" service on Sunday 6th December at 6.30 and believe this is the first time this has been done at Mellor. In the words of Mike Wilcock our organist and choirmaster:

"The Advent (Carol) Service is a liturgical and musical sequence which encapsulates/symbolises the "expectation" of the coming (adventus) of Christ in his incarnation .... and also prepares us for his final advent as judge at the end of time.

The anticipation of Christmas under commercial pressure has made it harder to sustain the appropriate sense of alert watchfulness, but the
fundamental Advent theme remains "Maranatha" - 'Our Lord, come' (1 Corinthians 16.22) In the northern hemisphere, the Advent season falls at the darkest time of the year, and the  natural symbols of darkness and light are powerfully at work throughout this special service...

"O Come, O Come, Emmanuel""