This year’s national Church of England Christmas campaign, is: #GodWithUs
Archbishop Justin says in his introduction to the campaign:
“The constant refrain of Christmas, in carols and readings, is that God is with us. In whatever situations you find yourself this Christmas, God is with you – you need only turn to him and ask to know his presence”.
There are three key elements to this year’s campaign:
1. Video adverts that tell the story of people’s journeys to church at Christmas and what Christmas means to them, which will be released throughout December on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
Please share these via parish websites and social media.
2. A redesign of ‘A Church Near You’ – our national church finder, getting 13 million hits a year, which will point people to a Christmas service or event taking place in one of the 16,500 Church of England churches. This will launch in November 2017. More soon.
3. ‘Your Christmas Journey,’ a series of short reflections which will be offered throughout December and into early January 2018, introduced by Archbishop Justin. The reflections have been written by soul[food] for people who are new to faith and to help us all grow in our love of God. People can receive the messages as texts, emails, on social media and Church House Publishing have produced a booklet which would be ideal for churches to give to those attending Advent and Christmas services – More at:
There’s a one-stop shop for resources here: