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Advent and Christmas Resources

Sunday 3 December to Monday 25 December

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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 A selection of books available from the Resource Centre

For adults:

  • Advent Light: Daily Reflections for the Advent Season - Vima Dasan

  • Revealed: A Course Uncovering Advent to Epiphany - Claire Benton-Evans

  • Along the Advent Road: Inspirational Ideas - Nick Harding

  • Anticipating the Coming King: Daily Readings for Advent and Christmas - St Johns College

  • Barefoot Ways: Praying Through Advent, Christmas and Epiphany - Stephen Cherry

  • Welcoming the Light: Services for Advent to Candlemas - David Adam

  • The Carol Book: The Complete Resource for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany - John Barnard, David Iliff

  • Celebrating Christ's Appearing: Advent to Candlemas - Simon Jones, Benjamin Taylor-Gordon

  • The Coming King: Christian Drama Sketches for Advent and Christmas - Peter Jackson

  • Expecting Jesus: Advent Reflections and Prayers for Personal and Group Use - Martyn Day

  • Hear My Cry: A Daily Prayer Book for Advent - Ruth Burgess

  • A Journey Through Advent: A Spiritual Focus for Personal or Group Use - Rob Frost

  • Prayers, Presents & Pudding; Prayers for Advent, Christmas and New Year - David Gatward

  • Celebrating Christingle: All You Need to Prepare for Your Service - Nick Fawcett

  • The Greatest Gift - Paul Williams

For Children, Youth and All-age

  • The Advent Alphabet - Anne Faulkner

  • Advent Antics: An Activity Book for Children - Katie Thompson

  • The Advent Calendar - Steven Croft

  • Adventures in Advent: Fun and Games Countdown to Christmas - Sue and Chris Govus

  • Adverts and Advent: A Rundown Through Advent for Teenagers - David Gatward

  • Gift: An Advent Course for Children - Patricia Ainge

  • Coming Ready or Not: All-age Services for Advent to Epiphany - Val Hawthorne

  • Together for a Season: All-age Seasonal Resource for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany - Gill Ambrose et al

  • Angels Up High: A Children's Christmas Musical - Denis O'Gorman, Barry Hart

  • I Can Make Angel Things for Christmas - Jocelyn Miller

  • Christmas Make and Do: Craft Ideas Inspired by the Story of the First Christmas - Gillian Chapman

  • Christmas Wrapped Up - Scripture Union

  • Experience Christmas: An Interactive Way to Explore the Christmas Story with Children - Jumping Fish

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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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Puppets

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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Bible Society #AdventChallenge

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 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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Advent explained in 60 seconds. With LEGO!

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The Greatest Journey: Nativity Booklet - Bible Society

Get your free copy of The Greatest Journey and "come on a Christmas adventure as you follow in the footsteps of the greatest journey ever!"

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Advent Books - Canterbury Press

A range of books for reflection over Advent. 

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Christmas Store - Eden

Church Supplies, Advent and Christmas books and calendars from eden

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This years Christmas campaign from the Church of England is #GodWithUs – Your Christmas Journey: “The constant refrain of Christmas, in carols and readings, is that God is with us. In whatever situations you find yourself this Christmas, God is with you-you need only turn to him and ask to know his presence”. - Archbishop Justin Welby. View the campaign and its resources.

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The Story of Christmas - with LEGO!

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The Advent Sleepout Challenge 2017

Now in its 3rd 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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The Real 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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2017 Christmas HOPE Magazine Comedian Miranda Hart, Sky Sports and former Blue Peter presenter Simon Thomas, and toy store entrepreneur Gary Grant are among those featured in the 2017 Christmas HOPE magazine. 

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The Children's Society -Christingle Resources 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.

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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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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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