|White or Gold||Festivals of Our Lord, such as Christmas, Easter Ascension and of the Virgin Mary.
White signifies purity, innocence and holiness.
Gold signifies sun, sovereignty, love and wisdom.
|Red:||Pentecost, Whitsun and Festivals of the Apostles and Martyrs.
Red signifies blood and fire.
|Rose:||May be used on the Fourth (Laetare) Sunday of Lent and the Third (Gaudete) Sunday of Advent.
St Mary’s has suitable vestments.
|Purple:||Advent and Lent.
Purple signifies a sign of penance or waiting.
|Green:||Common or Ordinary time. Between Candlemas and Lent and between Trinity and Advent.
Green signifies the earth, hope and regeneration.
|Blue:||This can be used instead of purple.
Blue signifies penance, faith, eternity, and the heavens. It is traditionally the colour of the Virgin's robe.