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From Darkness to Light in 90 seconds!

Darkness to Light 2015 at Salisbury Cathedral. Photo by Ash Mills
Posted By : Marie Thomas Wednesday 2nd December 2015
Salisbury Cathedral’s spectacular Advent Procession ‘From Darkness to Light’ was captured in breathtaking fashion last week using the timelapse technology.
 
Photographer Ash Mills used a GoPro Hero 4 Black Edition to record a timelapse of the processional service, regarded by many as the un-missable prelude to the Christmas season.
 
The service begins with the Cathedral in total darkness and silence as the single Advent Candle is lit.  Two large and colourful processions move around the Cathedral during the service, which is a mix of beautiful music and readings. By the end the whole interior of the medieval building is seen in the light of 1400 flickering candles, with a light streaming through the gorgeous Prisoners of Conscience window at the East end. 
 
All the Cathedral’s clergy and the Bishops take part in the procession as do all the Cathedral’s musicians and many former choristers and other volunteers. The Procession always attracts over a thousand worshippers on all three evenings.

Read Canon Edward Probert's sermon on the First Sunday of Advent here

View our gallery of images from the processions here.