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Advent and Christmas Resources

Christmas themed appeals and resources

Follow the star logo

#FollowTheStar is the Church of England’s 2018 Christmas campaign. Thousands of Christmas services and events will be taking place in churches all over the country in the run up to Christmas.

Resources are available for churches to use on the  Church of England website.

Could your church become a star church?


Send_a_Cow_Logo.jpgGet together to celebrate Christmas and help make dreams come true for girls in Uganda.

Christmas is all about getting together to celebrate; it's also a time to share our hopes and dreams. Whatever festive celebrations you have planned; whether it's a Christmas party, carol concert or fancy dress day - you can turn your activity into a fundraiser. Find out more.


WaterAidThis Christmas, could your church be made of the stuff that gives not just water but also hope.

Around the world, 1 in 3 health centres don’t have clean water. Without it, staff have to make choices that compromise the health and care of their patients every single day. Find out more.


Real Advent Calendar 2018The Real Advent Calendar

The Real Advent Calendar is the UK’s only Fairtrade Advent calendar which comes with a free 24 page Christmas story-activity book.

Find out more.


The Christmas Story as it has never been told before. Drama. Games. Entertainment.

The free Midnight Star resource provides a dazzling array of activities to enjoy with family, children and churches.

For a frostily festive follow-up why not try the StarGazer Fundraiser. Whether your star-gazing is real or virtual, outdoors or in, it matters not, enjoy the sky we share and light up the darkness for street children.


Inspired by Christmas carols, daily Advent emails will bring you tidings of comfort and joy from the Middle East. Recieve 25 precious moments that will help you pause, reflect and focus on Jesus and what His love is doing for the most vulnerable and marginalised people in the Middle East.

Find out about their Christmas Appeal.


Christmas with Tearfund

Sign up to receive daily Advent reflections.


#AdventWord

The Anglican Communion with the SSJE Brothers invite you to help create a Global Advent Calendar.

Receive the daily AdventWord meditation and respond with an image of your own on TwitterInstagram or Facebook. Watch the Advent Calendar grow each day.

On Twitter Instagram tag with #adventword & the tag for the day. Make sure that there is a space between the tags for example: #adventword #proclaim. On Facebook go to the AdventWord Page and write on page using #adventword & the tag for the day.

Clergy and Youth Leaders - Ask your congregants to send in pictures that resonate with the word and image of the day. Tag them #adventword and the day’s word so they can see one another’s inspirations.


For four years the Advent Sleepout Challenge has brought hope, joy and practical help to people and communities across England.

This Advent give your support to help transform the lives of people who sleep on the streets and live on the margins of our society. 

Do you accept the Advent Sleepout Challenge?



Mary's Meals logoCelebrate the joy and hope of Advent this year by helping Mary’s Meals provide the world’s poorest children with a meal in school. Mary’s Meals is working hard with supporters from all over the world, and volunteers from the poorest communities, to provide life-changing meals for more than 1.3 million children in 17 countries. For just £13.90 you can feed a child for a whole school year and each nutritious meal is a message of love and hope for every one of those children, every school day.

Download the Advent resources pack  which includes ideas for advent, an all-age Advent talk and a children’s craft activity. We also have a beautiful selection of Christmas Cards, Stocking Fillers & Gift Cards on our website which can be found here: https://www.marysmeals.org.uk/christmas


#whoisjesustoyou

The Diocese of Norwich produced this short animated video last year, which tells the Christmas story.


Pinterest

The diocese has a Pinterest page. Pinterest is a website/app where users can upload, save, sort, and manage images (known as pins) and other media content through collections known as 'pinboards'. We'll keep adding useful pins we find, so far we have lots of ideas for Christmas crafts and activities! You'll need to sign up for an account to view the content, which is free to do so.

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