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Liturgical Colours

As part of the customs in our church, the altar frontals, ribbons in the Bible on the lectern and the hanging on the pulpit are changed according to the season of the church or the celebration that is taking place. Faye Davenport has provided a handy guide to what colour is used and when. Keep this guide handy and you will understand when there is a change to the colours.

At the moment, the church is in Ordinary time so the colour is green. However, on Ash Wednesday and for the period of Lent, the colour will be purple. The only exception to this is on Palm Sunday when the colour is red. On Easter Day there is rejoicing with the beautiful white and gold frontal to celebrate this great day. Hopefully this guide will prove useful to know why a certain colour is being used.

Red

  • Any services which focus on the gift of the Holy Spirit, suitable for Confirmation and Ordination.
  • Feasts of those Saints venerated as martyrs.
  • Holy Week
  • Palm Sunday
  • Pentecost
  • Saint Peters Day

White

  • For festal periods
  • Christmas Day
  • The Great Vigil of Easter and Easter Day through to Ascension Day
  • Trinity Sunday, Te Pouhere Sunday
  • Festivals of Our Lord and the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • All Saints’ Day
  • Marriages, Baptisms

Violet

  • May be used for funerals and for Commemoration of the Faithful Departed/All Souls Day
  • Vigils
  • Advent
  • Lent

Green

  • Sundays of Epiphany
  • Sundays in Ordinary time

St Peter's Anglican Church

229 Ruahine Street,
Palmerston North
Email: stpeters@inspire.net.nz
Phone: (06) 358 5403

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
9:00am to 11:00am

Closed on Public Holidays.

Services on Sunday 25 October

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

8:00am Holy Communion (BCP)

10:00am Eucharist (ANZPB)

Online: Service of the Word

229 Ruahine Street,
Palmerston North
Email: stpeters@inspire.net.nz
Phone: (06) 358 5403

Office Hours

Monday to Friday
9:00am to 11:00am

Closed on Public Holidays

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