St Peter's Advent and Christmas Resources

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Advent and Christmas Resources

We have gathered together various resources from within our Resource Centre and online, along with events from across the Diocese and national campaigns for you to use during the Advent and Christmas period.

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Books from the Resource Centre

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For Children, Youth and All-age

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Other Advent and Christmas Resources and Events

Godly Play - Advent and Christmas

We have one Advent Godly Play set (Volume 3 Lessons 1-4) and two Mystery of Christmas boxes available from Church House. Visit our Godly Play page to view our full collection.

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We have a wonderful collection of puppets available for you to borrow for your services or assemblies. Our Donkey is exceptionally popular and is booked for all of December but we have several others to choose from. Search 'puppets' through our online catalogue to view them all.

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Sign up to receive three biblically-inspired challenges a day to help you bring the Bible to life every day of December.

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Christmas Party Pack 2018 from Scripture Union

This great resource contains lots of ideas and advice for hosting a fantastic Christmas party, assembly or church service for the children and young people in your community.

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The Mystery of the New Noisy Neighbour

A Christmas story from the Bible Society

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#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. "

"For many of us, Christmas brings up so many emotions, memories and expectations. We have one nativity story, but it can seem like we all have very different Christmases."

"For you it might be a time of joy and togetherness. Or perhaps it’s all about planning and to-do lists. Many others can find it a sad and lonely time – nagged by the feeling that your Christmas is not like those ‘perfect’ ones we see in the media."

"But just like the unexpected assortment of people who were invited to meet the baby Jesus, #FollowTheStar doesn’t ask you to be perfect. It says: come just as you are to take the life-changing Christmas journey."

Archbishops Justin Welby & John Sentamu

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Christmas Store - Eden

Church Supplies, Advent and Christmas books and calendars from eden

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The Story of Christmas - with LEGO!

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The Advent Sleepout Challenge

Now in its 4th year, The Advent Sleepout Challenge has given much-needed hope, joy and practical help to people and communities all over England. Follow the link for more details.

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advent calendar

From The Meaningful Chocolate Company, the Real Advent Calendar is "A great way to share the Christmas Story" The calendar comes with a free 24-page Christmas story activity book designed to be used every day in Advent. 

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2018 Christmas HOPE Magazine

There's something for everyone in this year's Christmas HOPE magazine. As well as lots of topical features, there's a Nativity story for families to read together, a game to play and a competition to enter. This 32-page, top quality, glossy give-away aims to be a conversation-starter, which will help you and your church this Christmas as you invite guests to seasonal events.

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The Children's Society - 50 Years of Christingle

The Children's Society produce resources for church services and children and youth activities around the theme of the Christingle as a symbol of the Christian faith. Celebrate 50 years of Christingle, a community celebration in your church or school, and show a child they are not alone this Christmas.

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Nursery Rhyme Christingle

Blog from 'Changing Worship' that shares the idea of using familiar tunes to engage the young and old with the sacraments, in this case; nursery rhymes for Christingle. 

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Toybox - The Midnight Star

Access this FREE Midnight Star resource from Toybox that provides a dazzling array of activities to enjoy with family, children and churches.

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Truth in the Tinsel

An Advent experience for little hands. A great way for families (grandparents/godparents/Advent Activity Workshop) to make and talk through... Advent.

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Great Commission - Andy's Story

Through this video, Andy explains why Christmas is a great time to share the Christian message and connect with local schools through music.

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Church of England Christenings

Christmas is one of the loveliest times to visit a church. Many will have special services for children and families, such as Christingles, carol services, nativity services, and more. This website shares many ideas and resources for you to use during Advent and Christmas. 

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Bible Society Books

"Journey into Christmas" with a wide range of products to share with your loved ones, from the Bible Society. Bring the Christmas story to life for everyone!

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Advent Unwrapped - Stewardship

In the four weeks before Christmas, the guys at Stewardship will be ‘unwrapping’ the four traditional gifts of Advent –hope, peace, joy and love, with reflections, films, imagery and stories. Follow them on social media to find out more. 

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go chatter

Free Christmas Videos - The Go Chatter website has loads of Christmas videos available to share and download for free. 

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More to Christmas from  the Bible Society

Share the BIG story with your church and your community this Christmas. Discover a new perspective on the story you know so well — and see how Christmas changes everything. 

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The Lumo Project Gospel of Luke Chapter 1:26-56


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Disclaimer:  Whilst we are careful to distribute and recommend appropriate information and resources to benefit our members in their learning, the events publicised, news articles, downloaded resources such as documents, audio or video or on website links, do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of St Peter’s College or the Diocese of Sheffield. 

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