Advent and Christmas

  • Advent candle liturgies

    Spoken responses to accompany Advent candle-lighting hymns.

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  • Advent candles – three new hymns

    Three contrasting hymns have been included in Singing the Faith to accompany the week-by-week lighting of Advent candles.

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  • Advent journey: The Fault in our Stars (2014)

    The "hopes and fears" of Advent are echoed in the hit teen film, The Fault in our Stars

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  • Christingle and other Advent resources

    Suggestions for using Singing the Faith during Advent - background for preparing a Christingle service – and a range of other resources for use in the lead-up to Christmas.

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  • Epiphany – arrivals and beginnings

    There's more to the Feast of the Epiphany than wealthy strangers on camels.

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  • Hope in dark times: AIDS and Advent

    Hymns and resources to mark World AIDS Day in the season of Advent

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  • Marking Candlemas

    Jesus, the light of the world - celebrating the ancient feast of Candlemas

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  • Ms Rossetti’s Christmas carol

    "Ms Rosetti's Christmas Carol" - a reflection on "In the bleak midwinter" (StF 204) by local preacher (and dog walker) Peter Thurston.

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  • The Advent hymn we do not sing

    Finding a place in Advent for George Matheson's most enduring hymn, O love that wilt not let me go.

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  • The days are surely coming (website only)

    “The days are surely coming” by Dominic Grant New on 17 November 2015 – a carol for Christmas and especially for use alongside the weekly lighting of Advent candles

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  • The StF Advent “one stop shop”

    Meeting all your Advent worship needs in one place.

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  • Thirty second Christmas

    Finding gems and surprises amongst our short, seasonal audio clips

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  • We three kings of Orient are (website only)

    “We three kings of Orient are” by John Henry Hopkins New on 23 January 2018 – re-visiting an old favourite

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