Over the years, the custom has grown up in some churches where different colours are used to celebrate each season of the church year. This may include the colour of the priest's robes, the cloths used during communion or the candles.
Colours of the Church Year
What colours are used throughout the church year and what do they symbolise?
When are the colours of the Church year used?
Drag and drop the robes on to the vicar to learn more about when and why the different robes are worn. Note: At the moment, this game only works on computers, not tablets or phones.
What are the big events that happen during the year?
Our calendar year is divided into four seasons – Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Each season has its special characteristics, colours and associations. For example Autumn is often associated with harvest, and the orange and yellow leaves that blow around in the blustery wind. It […]