The Season of Lent and Altar Flowers

Why we don't have flowers in Church during Lent. The Holy season of Lent is a time of prayer and preparation for Easter.  During this time our churches are marked by their simplicity; flowers and decorations are stripped away, whilst the altar is draped in the traditional royal colour of Purple, thus reminding us that … Continue reading The Season of Lent and Altar Flowers

Flowers in Church

In Ss. Simon & Jude, Cockshutt, the altar flowers (also known as Chancel flowers) are placed behind the altar table, on the marble reredos (in some churches they are placed adjacent to the altar). Altar flowers play an important part in our act of worship as they are an offering of thanksgiving to God.  The … Continue reading Flowers in Church