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General resources

Festival of Nine Lessons and CarolsFestival of Nine Lessons and Carols (PDF, 1.5MB)

Bible Society

Bible Society Advent challengeBible Society Advent challenge link to external website

Christian Aid 

Christian Aid Advent resourcesAdvent resources from Christian Aid link to external website

Church Urban Fund

Church Urban Fund Advent calendar Resources to enable churches to engage with those who are struggling in poverty.

Advent resources from the Church Urban Fund link to external website 

Methodist Church

New studies for Advent produced by the Learning and Development Forums of the Methodist Church in Scotland and Shetland, and the Methodist Church in Wales. It is the first bilingual Welsh and English booklet in a series of resources called Living Upside Down produced for small groups. Based on the traditional of the Plygain carols the studies take us on a journey that reflects the advent theme of waiting.

Living Upside DownLiving Upside Down: The Plygain Tradition – a gift from Wales (PDF, 3.5MB)



Advent 2013

Joint Liturgical Group of Great Britain

prayersA prayer, Bible verses and comment/reflection for Advent.

Prayers for Advent  

Advent 2012
- resources still available

World Council of Churches (WCC) 

WCC Advent resourcesAhead of the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation, worship material was prepared in different regions of the world, including two booklets with worship outlines for the four Sundays of Advent, meditations, stories and songs on peace.

Download resources (from WCC) link to external website

A World in Waiting - Advent hope in an economic crisis

Our substantial resource for Advent 2009 took the economic crisis as its theme, looking at the crisis in relation to the roots of our Christian beliefs and values. It provided daily reflections for the 4 weeks of Advent, plus extras, for personal use, group study, or worship preparation.

Although they were based on the lectionary readings for Advent 2009 (year C), much of the rich content and the economic issues discussed are still very current and may be helpful to those looking for study material.

summary of all the reflections (PDF, 30k)

A World in Waiting (Advent 2009) >>

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