Candles On The Hill 2021

This is an annual event initiated and managed by Abbotsbury Tourism and Traders Association to celebrate the Saint Day of St Catherine of Alexandria, 25th November. It takes place on the nearest Sunday, and there is normally a service that afternoon, inside the Chapel, conducted by the Vicar of St Nicholas Church, Abbotsbury.

We create a large circle of light, representing the wheel on which, according to legend, St Catherine was tortured for refusing to renounce her Christian religion. The path from the village towards the Chapel is also lit.

The community is invited to purchase and decorate paper candle bags in advance, and return them to form the lighting. All the profit from the sale is donated each year to a chosen local charity.

Details of event date, time and also places to buy bags will be circulated during the summer.