Preparation for Advent - 22 November

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Advent at St Mary’s Bromley

for Children and Young People and their Families

                              29th November 1st Sunday in Advent

If you saw St Mary’s live streamed service today you might have noticed that the colour on the altar was purple. Did you see the colour purple anywhere else?

Were you able to find out why last Sunday is often called Stir Up Sunday?

It started back in Victorian times when families traditionally came together to make their Christmas puddings and all members would take a turn to give the mixture a good stir. It is thought that the name comes from the opening line of a prayer that was read in church on the Sunday before Advent which started “Stir up we beseech thee, O Lord”.

Did anyone hear it last Sunday?

Today the first candle was lit on the Advent ring. Have you made yours? If so, you may like to write on your first candle the word HOPE because the first Sunday in Advent is all about hope. Maybe you can write or colour in the letters in purple.

The next craft item for you to make in preparation for our Zoom Nativity is a star or lots of stars.

                             You can find out how to make them by following the links below.


Free Christmas Stars Cliparts, Download Free Clip Art, Free Clip Art on  Clipart Library

Star Craft

Additional Advent Craft Idea

When you have made your stars keep them in a safe place because you will need them on 20th December at 3pm.

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22nd November Preparation for Advent 


Advent is a season of expectation and preparation but what are we preparing for?
Christmas of course and the coming of Jesus to the world.

The liturgical colours at St Mary’s change to purple during Advent and an Advent ring/ wreath will appear with 5 candles.
These changes will take place on 29th November which is the first Sunday in Advent.
This is the Sunday when the first candle will be lit.


For the next 4 weeks we will be giving you some craft ideas of things to make in preparation for our Zoom Nativity on Sunday 20th December at 3pm.

Today if you would like to make your own Advent Ring in preparation for Advent then you are invited to follow the link here

Advent Ring – Salt Dough


Additional Advent Craft Activities

Advent Candle paper craft
Candle Craft
Candle Colouring Pages


More Advent news next week