Christmas


Christmas Resources

To find the graphics for Comfort and Joy on the Church of England website please click here

Reflections: Nine Lessons and Carols for Christmas for each day from Christmas Day to 2 January feature contributions from Kate Bottley, Jonathan Bryan, Bob Chilcott, Martha Collison, Stephen Cottrell, Guli Francis-Dehqani, Chine McDonald, Sally Phillips and Justin Welby.  Sign up here.

AChurchNearYou.com - this website includes a Resource Hub providing free adaptable content (such as customisable videos, images and approaches to online giving).  The social media creator on ACNY is really easy to use and download graphics for your social media posts.

Please also register all your Christmas services on the site here.

Online services and events - In collaboration with a range of Christian charities and organisations, the Church of England will produce nine online services throughout Advent and Christmas. Charities involved include Christian Aid, Church Army and Embrace.  Please share and re post content on your social media channels where possible available here.

Printed materials - Bookmarks, Christmas cards, banners, flyers, posters, booklets and other printed items will be made available for churches to purchase from Church House Publishing.

InHarmony Christmas 2020 - Providing music videos for your Christmas services.  The videos will be available via the InHarmony website where you can find a list of what will be available.  The videos will be free, but in most cases, churches will need the appropriate video streaming licence from onelicense.net and/or uk.ccli.com.   

Buirensi Consort  - They are currently specialising in providing high-quality pre-recorded music for use during the uncertain months ahead.  Whether you require a recording of Away in a Manger, music for entire service of nine lessons of carols, organ voluntaries or anything in between, Buirensi Consort can offer a bank of pre-recorded music along with help planning or even editing your virtual carol service.   Click here for more information.  

Christmas Word Searches - Kindly produced by The Revd Canon Tim Jones please find a weekly word search for each Sunday in December:

29 November | 6 December | 13 December | 20 December | 27 December

10 Ideas for Christmas - Looking for ideas?  Inspiring Ipswich have developed 10 ideas to get your creative juices flowing

Ideas for Christmas | PDF


Shine a Light

Bought to you by CPO, to celebrate and thank those who have been lights to our nation this year.  Join this event held on the darkest day in the calendar (December 21) so that as many people around the UK as possible will display a light in their window. Continue to light it until Christmas Day.  Sign up here.

Christingle

If you are thinking of holding a virtual Christingle service everything you need to know is here.  Christingle services usually take place between Advent and Candlemas (2 February), with Christmas Eve the most popular time to celebrate.  If you are thinking about how you’re going to fundraise see how you can join in with The Children's Society here.


 

For further information 

Christmas services in our Diocese | Weblink

Comfort and Joy | Weblink

Church of England Christmas | Weblink

Christingle Services | Weblink

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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