Every advent Cuckfield Mothers' Union hold an advent breakfast and service of light. At 7am a cooked breakfast is prepared followed by an 8.30 service in the Church. Everyone is given a candle and a bracelet with 4 star beads. The service is built on the idea of preparing adults and children for Christmas (as in Lent preparation).
Older children help the 5/6 year olds on the basis that if they can read they can join in. The stars on the bracelets are held in turn (rather like a rosary) to help all remember the themes of the 4 different weeks of Advent.