Seasonal resources from the Flourishing Churches and Youth and Children’s team to inspire your worship planning are offered to you here, for:
- Remembrance and All Souls/All Saints Days
New resources will be added as they become available, so it is worth checking this page to see what’s new. We will also update existing resources if they are affected by changes in government guidelines.
Every context is different; so too are the resources that parishes and benefices have at their disposal. There will not be one idea here that will suit all. We hope that you might find something here that you can use, or that inspires you to come up with something that would work for you. Feel free to cut and paste and change the ideas and resources you find to suit.
Finally, if you have a great idea that you think might be helpful to others, do let us know, and we would be glad to share it here in the hope that it would bless others.
|All Hallows, All Saints & All Souls: 31 Oct-2 Nov||Some ideas for what we can do during this autumn “great three days” to help both our congregations and our communities engage with them safely||All Saints and All Souls in Unusual Times|
|All Hallows, All Saints & All Souls: 31 Oct-2 Nov||Youth group activities - a Wall of Remembrance, and being light on Halloween||Remembering and Light in the Darkness - youth activities|
|All Saints: 1 Nov||A service to remember all who have died this year, including those who have died from Covid-19||Celtic Remembering Service for All Saints’ Tide|
|All Saints, All Souls & Remembrance: 1-11 Nov||Prayer stations designed to encourage people who may not attend church, or pray much, to use your churchyard for spiritual reflection, & become familiar with the season of All Saints, All Souls, & Remembrance||Remembrance Season Prayer Trail|
|Remembrance Sunday: 8 Nov||Ideas on how to preserve the gravitas, solemnity & community engagement, & do so safely and in new ways||Remembrance Reimagined|
|Remembrance Sunday: 8 Nov||Messy Church at Home - suggested activities for Messy Remembrance||Messy Remembrance|
|Advent to Christmas: 29 Nov - 25 Dec||A resource to help families journey together through Advent||Advent Faith at Home|
|Advent to Christmas: 29 Nov - 25 Dec||Advent Activity ideas, including a 'Living Advent Calendar'||Advent Services|
|Advent to Christmas: 29 Nov - 25 Dec||Ideas for running Carol Services||Carol Services|
|Advent to Christmas: 29 Nov - 25 Dec||How to run a Zoom Carol Singalong, plus resource links||Online Services|
|Advent to Christmas: 29 Nov - 25 Dec||A resource on encouraging giving this Christmas||Giving at Christmas|
|Advent to Christmas: 29 Nov - 25 Dec||Encouraging young people to reflect deeply on the extraordinary nature of the Christmas story||Christmas Ideas for Young People|
|Advent to Christmas: 29 Nov - 25 Dec||A short Christmas 'Spot the Difference' Quiz - ideal for your Zoom Youth Group||Christmas Spot the Difference Quiz|
|Advent to Christmas: 29 Nov - 25 Dec||A quiet Christmas service for the bereaved||Christmas Service for the Bereaved|
|Christingle: Advent 29 Nov - Candlemas 2 Feb||The Children's Society guide to making the most of a virtual Christingle||Virtual Christingle Guide|
|Christmas Eve: 24 Dec||Imaginative ideas for Crib Services this year||Crib Service ideas|
|Christmas Eve: 24 Dec||Zoom Crib Service - designed to last about half an hour, there is an opening section with a brief prayer, some text from John 1, followed by the Christmas story in three parts (Annunciation, Nativity, Shepherds), & closing prayers which everyone participates in||Zoom Crib Service|
|Christmas Eve & Christmas Day: 24 & 25 Dec||Some ideas on running Midnight Mass and Christmas Day services||Midnight Mass and Christmas Day ideas|