Candlemas at Christ Church

Early in the new year we celebrate Candlemas, when forty days after his birth, Mary and Joseph presented Jesus at the temple. At Christ Church each year we have a special service where families can renew their baptismal promises. It is a service for all with the opportunity to especially invite families, godparents and friends of children recently baptised. The  children relight the baptismal candle given to them on their christening day to remind them that God has promised to be with them and to care for them always.We sing favourite hymns and take time in the service to decorate a new candle holder and blow out the  candles on our special Candlemas cake.