Joint service for Woodstock and Bladon,
at St Martin's Bladon, Sunday 27th November 6pm
This service is designed to reflect one of the major themes of the
season: that we await the light of Jesus to enter the darkness of
our lives. This darkness is our human sinfulness, our lack of
compassion, our failure to love, our obsession with self.
The light of Jesus, coming into the world at Christmas, dispels this darkness.
Integral to this service are the great Antiphons of Advent,
ancient prayers, dating from the 8th century.
Each begins with an Old Testament name or attribution for God,
and ends with an invocation to the coming Saviour.
Each antiphon inspires us to use words and music to explore
a different aspect of the hope we place in our God, revealed in Jesus.