Did you know that Advent means coming?

We have this special time in the Church’s year to prepare our hearts for the coming of Christ at Christmas and also for Christ’s second coming.

Advent is when the Church re-sets the calendar of our remembering and celebrating the saving work of Christ. This Advent is more challenging due to the threats and challenges facing us. Our usual distraction with gifts and cards seems more distant this year. We’re aware of people’s worries over food and fuel, safety and health.

We bring you some Advent resources to act as a life-buoy, a remedy and a prayer book for the days ahead. Advent is a time to stretch and arouse our imagination for what it brings: a maturing expectation and sensitivity to the Lord’s coming as judge and new-born child.

Happy Advent!

Seasonal Reflections for Advent

See our Advent reflections and prayers here.

Blue Christmas Liturgy

Christmas can be a difficult time for many people for all sorts of reasons; bereavement, unemployment, being far away from family and so on. A Blue Christmas liturgy offers a way of acknowledging that and hopefully, finding the hope that will help them to get through Christmas.

There are three liturgies that can be used by an individual or within a group. Find out more here.

YMT: Wait-a-minute, it’s Advent Reflections

The Youth Ministry Trust are once again producing a series of daily reflections for Advent, with short videos for each day. Find out how you can access their ‘Wait-a-Minute, it’s Advent‘ reflections here.

Celebr@te Advent Family Pack

Celebr@te have created an Advent Family Pack, which you might like to try a few ideas from and maybe share with another family and pray together through this season.