Resources for Advent include the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, plus material from A Rocha, Bible Society, CAFOD, Christian Aid, Church Urban Fund and others. Plus you can still download A World in Waiting – Advent hope in an economic crisis.
Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Download Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols (PDF)
A Rocha’s online calendar features clergy and conservationists presenting specially written podcasts to promote prayer for the planet.
The Bible Society’s #AdventChallenge is an online Advent calendar packed with daily challenges to choose from and share goodwill with those around you. Sign up for the #AdventChallenge on the Bible Society website.
CAFOD’s interactive Advent calendar has a reflection and prayer for every day. Each day also has a suggested action that you could take on your own, with your family or as part of your parish or community.
CAFOD also has an Advent calendar for young people produced as a Powerpoint. It contains a short reading, story, reflection and action in two slides for each day of Advent.
Advent resources from Christian Aid include an Advent Candle lighting liturgy. Download from Christian Aid.
Church Urban Fund
This year the Church Urban Fund (CUF) has a sleep-out challenge for Advent. You can download a ‘toolkit’ with full information about taking part as well as a promotional poster from the CUF website.
The #Enough campaign, which is seeking a basic standard of living for all, has worship resources available for the four Sundays in Advent on the Joint Public Issues Team (JPIT) website. #Enough is supported by the Baptist Union of Great Britain, Church Action on Poverty, Church of Scotland, Methodist Church, Quakers in Britain, Scottish Episcopal Church and United Reformed Church.
Our Advent course from 2009 A World in Waiting – Advent hope in an economic crisis is still available to download.