Advent is the period of four Sundays and weeks before Christmas
(or sometimes from the 1st December to Christmas Day!).
Advent means 'Coming' in Latin.
We celebrate the coming of Jesus into the world as a baby about 2000 years ago
and look forward to His coming in Glory as King and Judge.
We use the four Sundays and weeks of Advent
to prepare and remember the real meaning of Christmas.
Churches often mark this season with an Advent Wreath and Candles
Click on the image to download the colouring file showing the significance of the Advent candles