Candlemas: Lord, now let your servant depart in peace

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Lord, now let your servant depart in peace.
Luke 2:29
Candlemas, a day in the liturgical year when traditionally, bees wax candles are blessed, lit and brought into the church. It is also the last day of the Christmas and Epiphany season. It’s a pivotal point that marks a final look back to the incarnation of Christ and a look forward to Lent, Easter, and his crucifixion, resurrection and ascension.

Candlemas Sunday 2018

Candlemas Sunday Every year Jessica and Maria and I make a calendar for our family and friends, with a family picture above each month, and the dates on the calendar pre-printed with not only the major days of the year, but also some ecclesiastical dates (such as Ash Wednesday) and the various birthdays of members of the family. We have … Read More

Vicar’s Blog January 2018

Vicar’s Blog ~ January 2018 Dear Friends, Happy New Year! And Happy Christmas! Christmas is not over yet… Whether you have taken your decorations down or not, we continue to bask in the glow from the Christmas Crib throughout January, until we turn towards Lent after Candlemas. That said, we have had an excellent Christmas weekend at St Mary Magdalene’s, … Read More


St Mary Magdalene

2019 Candlemas Service

Candlemas, also known as the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord Jesus and the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is a Christian Holy Day commemorating the presentation of Jesus at the Temple. It falls on February 2, which is traditionally the 40th day of the Christmas–Epiphany season. We celebrate Candlemas on a nearby Sunday. Join … Read More

Simon Lissak’s Sermon

Candlemas ~ Simon Lissak’s SermonSermon preached by Simon Lissak of Jews for Jesus at St Mary Magdalene’s. No text available for this sermon.