Meeting all your Advent worship needs.

Advent Candle liturgies

Three liturgies for use through Advent by Mark Earey and Alison Richards, each built around hymns in Singing the Faith, including Mark Earey’s own advent hymn  Advent candles tell their story (StF 165) and Bernadette Farrell’s hymn, Longing for light, we wait in darkness (“Christ, be our light!”, StF 706).

Four more candle hymns available only from StF+

    • Candles we light upon the Advent Ring by Dominic Grant – reflects on important Advent themes echoed in the stories of three women in the Hebrew Scriptures – Esther, Hannah and Ruth. In 2020, this may be especially appropriate if your congregation explored the book of Ruth during Bible Month

 

Worship at Home sheets for December

Orders for home-based worship are now available as part of our ongoing delivery of Worship during the coronavirus. Includes an order for Christmas Day.

 


Thirty second Christmas

Singing the Faith Plus editor, Laurence Wareing, discovers Christmas surprises amongst the audio clips on the website.

 

 




Hope in dark times: AIDS and Advent

World AIDS Day is marked this year on Tuesday 1 December. This year it comes with the tagline: "Rock the Ribbon".

 

 

 

 

Christingle and other Advent resources

Composer Valerie Ruddle’s easy-to-use introduction to the Advent hymns in Singing the Faith, plus ideas for Christingle and links to other prayers and resources.

 


 

 

 




 

God Is With Us

In 2020, the Methodist Church's materials for Advent and Christmas are being curated under the tagline #GodIsWithUs. The cross-media resources range from paper posters to social media posts; and a YouTube video will be released every day from 1 December. 

All information can links are on the God Is With Us page.

 

 

Each year All We Can, the Methodist relief and development partner, promotes an Extraordinary Gift campaign. in 2020, they have also prepared Advent and Christmas resources for use in Methodist schools. (But that doesn't mean you can't sneak a look!)

 




Christian Aid resources


Love builds hope is the uniting theme for Christian Aid's wide range of resources, designed to be adapted to your current circumstances.

Plus, on 29 November, join churches across the UK in singing When out of poverty is born in your worship service, whatever form that takes.