Candlemas is the annual retelling of the time when Mary and Joseph took the baby Jesus to be presented at the temple as expected of every devout Jewish family. In the temple they met Simeon and Anna. This is the last Sunday in the season of Epiphany and brings to an end our remembering of Jesus the baby. We celebrate this moment with the lighting and blessing of candles.




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We have produced a series of four videos that tell you more about Candlemas, its origins, and some facts about it. A new video will launch at 10am every day from Monday 25th January 2021, and you can view them on YouTube videos below. There are also available on our Facebook page.


What is Candlemas?


More about Candlemas


Nunc Dimittis


Candlemas - Did You Know?


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