Advent and Christmas
Advent candle liturgies
Spoken responses to accompany Advent candle-lighting hymns.
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.
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
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.
Epiphany – arrivals and beginnings
There's more to the Feast of the Epiphany than wealthy strangers on camels.
Hope in dark times: AIDS and Advent
Hymns and resources to mark World AIDS Day in the season of Advent
Jesus, the light of the world - celebrating the ancient feast of Candlemas
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.
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.
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
The StF Advent “one stop shop”
Meeting all your Advent worship needs in one place.
Thirty second Christmas
Finding gems and surprises amongst our short, seasonal audio clips
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