Inspiration and ideas

This section is packed full of ideas and resources to inspire you as you prepare for Advent and Christmas. It includes resources which can be used individually or with groups, online or in person. Ideas for nativities, prayers, services, mission and worship. Have a browse through the ideas below and find something to suit your context and needs. 

Comfort and joy
The national resource from the Church of England drawing together the joy and celebration of Christmas with the uniquely difficult circumstances we have found ourselves in this year.
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Advent & Christmas Book Recommendations
A shortlist of some Advent and Christmas books that we've found helpful.
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Advent at home
Looking for something more than an advent calendar? These ideas are designed to be helpful for any age or mixture of ages.
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Children and families
Videos, activities and resources designed specifically with children in mind. But it does not mean that only children will enjoy them. These ideas can be used at home, by churches and by schools.
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Youth and families
Resources that have been designed specifically with youth and young people in mind, but will not only be enjoyed by youth. These can be used at home, in school or by churches.
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Festive Fundraising
Fun, flexible and frivolous ways of bringing your community together, raising money and sharing the joy and good news of Christ’s birth
Open Festive Fundraising

Light in the darkness
4 part small group (or personal) study helping us to reflect at the darkest time of the year, on our calling to be Lights for Christ
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Ideas to keep the Christingle tradition in new and interesting ways this year.
Open Christingle

Longest Night
A service to honour feelings of sadness, grief and loss in a time we view as celebration. (This service is sometimes known as Blue Christmas)
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Filming the Nativity
Making a nativity film by households each filming their part and putting them together.
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