Advent resources

Here are some selected resources and Christmas ideas for churches and families, to help guide you through advent. 

A great pack of advent ideas and resources, produced by our Children, Young People and Families Team, can also be found here.

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A Bradford Christmas - a collection of newly created videos, available for churches to use in their online Christmas services. They feature the Bradford Cathedral Choir, a Christmas greeting from the Lord Mayor of Bradford, a reflection from Bishop Toby and readings from a farm and a Persian asylum seeker. Link
Children’s Society guide for to help churches run a Christingle service online  Link
A guide on how to run a Crib service over Zoom, created by the Diocese of St Albans Link
Make a Christmas video. Whether you don’t like any of the Nativity Christmas videos you’ve seen, or they have inspired you to try your own, making a video can be a lot of fun, and a great way of involving a large number of people in your Christmas services. Don’t forget there are tips to making videos on the Diocesan website here. Link
Try an Advent/Nativity Trail: By coordinating with other households in your parish, you can create a series of decorations for people to see as they walk around the local area. You can find one example on the third page of this document produced by the Diocese of Bath & Wells.  Link
Comfort and Joy. A range of digital and print content produced by The Church of England, which includes daily reflections on social media and printable booklets. Link
'Mr Emporium's Gift Shop'. A uniquely scripted filmed production of the Christian Nativity story, created by St George's, Leeds. It is for all the family and complete with audience participation and resources to go alongside.  Link
Advent resources for the Rhythm of Life initiative, designed for children, young people and families.  Link
Making Christmas Work - Robin Gamble, alongside members of the LYCiG team, offer some tops tips for Christmas this year as part of a Zoom webinar that took place in November. Link
Help with digital Carol Services & recordings. Digi Church, a Huddersfield based organisation, are offering help to churches looking to produce digital services and events this Christmas at a discounted rate.  Link
A new video from St George's Crypt sharing the work they are doing this season. Link
Three ways to grow church giving this Christmas. Email our Lead Stewardship Officer Becky if you want to ask more - becky.nicholson [at] Link
GoChatter Videos have over 90 quality Christmas video resources for churches to use in their Christmas services this year. Link
Christian Vision also have a wonderful selection of Christmas videos including Light of the World,  Rethink Christmas and a modern version of the Nativity. Link
The Lockdown Nativity - engage members of your congregations to play various parts, wear tea towels on heads, and share the nativity in an innovative way this Christmas via Zoom. Link
Nativity Escape Room - a fantastic resource for children and young people, taking them on a wonderful activity-laden adventure of unlocking the mysteries of Jesus’s birth.  Link
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