Church of England Diocese of St.Albans Royston

Advent Books and Courses

22 Nov 2020, 11:45 a.m.
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We've lots of suggestions for Advent study materials and things that you can do at home to make this season special:

(1) The Church of England is running a Christmas Campaign called Comfort and Joy: Nine Lessons and Carols for Christmas which mirrors the structure of a traditional carol service, exploring both biblical texts and the words of much-loved Christmas carols. There will be reflections for each day from Christmas Day to 2 January featuring contributions from Kate Bottley, Jonathan Bryan, Bob Chilcott, Martha Collison, Stephen Cottrell, Guli Francis-Dehqani, Chine McDonald, Sally Phillips and Justin Welby.  They will also be made available freely via audio, smart speaker, as well as via app and email formats with accompanying prayer activities for children and families.  The booklet is introduced by the Archbishops and has been edited by the Ven John Kiddle, Archdeacon of Wandsworth, author of the best-selling God With Us: Your Christmas Journey.  You can order a copy of the accompanying booklet for just £0.80 from Church House  Publishing:

(2) Download the attached review of a wide range of books and study courses ("Advent books and courses 2020") with many great book suggestions.

(3) Parents and Carers: Take a look at these ideas from the Diocese of St Albans faith-at-home-for-advent-2020.pdf (

(4) Enjoy this "Countdown to Christmas" advent calendar full of thoughtful ideas and activities: AdventCalendar-ComfortandJoy.pdf (