Meaning of Advent is highlighted in campaign

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THE parish of Farlington has launched a social media campaign to help raise awareness of the meaning behind advent.

#AdventMeans is running on Twitter in the weeks leading up to Christmas and each week presents a different theme.

The themes are hope, peace, joy and love and the parish are asking that people get involved and share on social media images or words that represent that theme using the hashtag.

The Reverend Paul Gully, rector of Farlington, said: ‘The season of Advent is a time for making ourselves ready afresh for the arrival of Jesus Christ.

‘But sadly it can all too easily get lost in the busyness of preparing for Christmas.

‘We wanted to help share that the season is about so much more than chocolate Advent calendars.’

People can use the hashtag #AdventMeans followed by that week’s theme.

Rev Gully said people could also send any images they post to