Candlemas - The Feast of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple
Sunday 02 February 2020
10:30 to 11:30
...with Junior Church in the Village Hall.
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. Christmastide ends for another year.
St Wilfrid's Church,