A display under construction
Preparations are well under way for the Festival of Flowers which runs November 21st – 26th arranged by the Abergavenny Flower Arrangement Society and friends.
At the Festival of Flowers we are able to look at the four seasons which tell of our Lord’s Incarnation.
ADVENT is a time of waiting and anticipation for that much promised coming of the Messiah.
CHRISTMAS is the celebration of the Messiah’s birth, but in a very unusual setting in a stable.
EPIPHANY and CANDLEMAS are a showing of the Messiah to the world.
In this Festival we hope in a small way to show the ‘Word made flesh’ to this corner of the world. Light is the common thread that runs through these seasons, from lighting the Advent Wreath, through carols by candlelight, to blessing the candles on Candlemas, so candles will feature largely in our displays.
We have also attempted to show how these seasons and Feasts have been celebrated and marked here in Abergavenny, from the Christmas Day massacre at Abergavenny Castle to the present day.
Although the Festival of Flowers is held in late November, I am sure that all who visit will receive a warm Benedictine welcome!
November 21st–23rd 10am – 4.30pm (Last entry)
November 24th 12noon – 5.30pm. 6pm Advent to Candlemas; A celebration in Words & Music
November 25th 12noon – 8.30pm (Last entry)
November 26th 10am – 4pm (Last entry)
This event is supported by Abergavenny Town Council & Monmouthshire County Council
Festival preparation is under way…and we are very excited
Advent wreath – a key component
A depiction of our proposed Jesse Window, get set up
Where will we hang this? How will it be decorated?