The 70th Annual Candlelit Advent Procession with Carols - December 3, 2023, 4 pm.
The traditional Advent Procession ushers in the new church year with a candlelit service of lessons, carols, and spectacular music from our choir. A casual reception will follow.
The Advent Procession was brought to All Saints in 1953 by Hugh Bancroft, organist and choir master, after attending a similar service at King's College Chapel in Cambridge. Hugh Bancroft was also a renowned composer, and we will be singing one of his hymns – “There’s a Voice in the Wilderness Crying”.
This year the choir will be performing a brand-new piece, written by our own Mark Holmes à Court for this event. Thanks to a grant from the Foundation for Choral Music in Manitoba, Mark has composed a new musical setting of the poem St. John the Baptist by Anne Killgrew (1660-1685).
Parking is generously available in the Canada Life parking lot, south of Broadway (More information here: https://www.allsaintswinnipeg.ca/contact-2). A free will offering will be collected.