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Seasonal Resources

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
  • Advent
  • Christmas

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.

Date/SeasonDescriptionResource Link
All Hallows, All Saints & All Souls: 31 Oct-2 NovSome ideas for what we can do during this autumn “great three days” to help both our congregations and our communities engage with them safelyAll Saints and All Souls in Unusual Times
All Hallows, All Saints & All Souls: 31 Oct-2 NovYouth group activities - a Wall of Remembrance, and being light on HalloweenRemembering and Light in the Darkness - youth activities
All Saints: 1 NovA service to remember all who have died this year, including those who have died from Covid-19Celtic Remembering Service for All Saints’ Tide
All Saints, All Souls & Remembrance: 1-11 NovPrayer 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, & RemembranceRemembrance Season Prayer Trail
Remembrance Sunday: 8 NovIdeas on how to preserve the gravitas, solemnity & community engagement, & do so safely and in new waysRemembrance Reimagined
Remembrance Sunday: 8 NovMessy Church at Home - suggested activities for Messy RemembranceMessy Remembrance
Advent to Christmas: 29 Nov - 25 DecA resource to help families journey together through AdventAdvent Faith at Home
Advent to Christmas: 29 Nov - 25 DecAdvent Activity ideas, including a 'Living Advent Calendar'Advent Services
Advent to Christmas: 29 Nov - 25 DecIdeas for running Carol ServicesCarol Services
Advent to Christmas: 29 Nov - 25 DecHow to run a Zoom Carol Singalong, plus resource linksOnline Services
Advent to Christmas: 29 Nov - 25 DecA resource on encouraging giving this ChristmasGiving at Christmas
Advent to Christmas: 29 Nov - 25 DecEncouraging young people to reflect deeply on the extraordinary nature of the Christmas storyChristmas Ideas for Young People
Advent to Christmas: 29 Nov - 25 DecA short Christmas 'Spot the Difference' Quiz - ideal for your Zoom Youth GroupChristmas Spot the Difference Quiz
Advent to Christmas: 29 Nov - 25 DecA quiet Christmas service for the bereavedChristmas Service for the Bereaved
Christingle: Advent 29 Nov - Candlemas 2 FebThe Children's Society guide to making the most of a virtual ChristingleVirtual Christingle Guide
Christmas Eve: 24 DecImaginative ideas for Crib Services this yearCrib Service ideas
Christmas Eve: 24 DecZoom 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 inZoom Crib Service
Christmas Eve & Christmas Day: 24 & 25 DecSome ideas on running Midnight Mass and Christmas Day servicesMidnight Mass and Christmas Day ideas
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