During Worship time we suggest a coloured cloth, appropriate to the season of the church year, is used to create the sacred space for worship. But which colour and when?
At Christmas and Easter the colour changes to white or gold, both bright optimistic colours for festivals, times for joy and celebration. Between the festivals green cloths symbolise all living things, renewal and promise of new life. And finally, red is the colour of fire, used in churches to celebrate Pentecost and saints’ days.
We hope this information is useful for teachers. However it is enough for young children simply to be aware that there is a cycle of different colours to celebrate times and seasons in the church year.