Christmas and Advent 2020

Below are the posters used to publicise the Christmas 2020 Events. Please click on them to see the full size versions.

 


Below are our Christmas Cards from each of our 3 churches for 2020. Please click any of the images to see the full version.
Botley Curdridge Durley

 


Advent Resources

Here are a few ways in which you can prepare for the season of Advent:

  • Keep a journal.
  • Create an Advent collage with images of ‘preparation’.
  • Find your favourite Carols. During Advent, read or sing [sadly, alone] or listen online to a carol each day or week and seek out its message for you.
  • Listen to Brian Draper: https://www.briandraper.org/
    The theme of his Advent 2020 series is:

    “A thrill of hope,
    the weary world rejoices,
    For yonder breaks,
    a new and glorious morn…”

  • Choose a Psalm to accompany your Advent journey. Select a pre-loved Psalm or, in no particular order: Psalm 96, 139, 92, 84, 90, 69, 67, 57, 4, 5, 23, 27, 19, 22… read very slowly and savour the words and/or read aloud/record yourself and listen.
  • Light a candle once, or twice, a day and wait, in quietness of spirit, for an amount of time you chose.
  • Choose one of God’s names or Jesus’ names or the name of the Holy Spirit and repeat it over and over; draw it, colour, it, paint it, write it, imagine it in solid form, consider its qualities…
  • Read the birth narratives from Luke and Matthew’s Gospels but look for something you have not noticed before and ask why…

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