A GIANT advent wreath spanning three metres has been put in place at York Minster.

The impressive evergreen installation is thought to be the largest suspended advent wreath in the country and uses nearly ten metres of oasis.

The Very Reverend Vivienne Faull – who officially takes up the position as Dean of York tomorrow (Saturday, December 1) – arrived today to oversee the raising of the wreath with children from the Minster School’s pre-prep department.

It was hoisted into position under the central tower and will remain in place until twelve days after Christmas, kept fresh and green with plenty of watering over the six week period.

The Acting Dean, Canon Glyn Webster said, “Given the size of the minster, it is appropriate that our advent wreath should be large and visible to all.

“The wreath has for a number of years become of feature of our observance of Advent, and I am delighted that the new dean has arrived just in time to observe its creation and fixing in place.”