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Advent and Christmas resources
‘GoChatter’ is offering 90+ quality Christmas video resources for churches to use in their Christmas services. Click HERE to view the products.
‘Christian Vision’ has made a selection of Christmas videos free to download and use. Access the resources via THIS LINK.
The Bible Society is offering a range of Nativity resources for use in church services. These include books and an excellent animation (HERE).
Ladies from the Baptist Union have come up with lots of Advent and Christmas ideas and resources, all accessible via THIS LINK.
‘The Lockdown Nativity’ provides the text to enable congregation members to play various roles in an online home-made nativity (HERE).
A miscellany of Advent and Christmas resources are available from the Churches Together in Britain and Ireland website HERE.
Church of England Birmingham is offering the special online events:
+ At 4.00pm each Wednesday in December, Bishop of Aston Anne Hollingsworth is giving short reflections on Advent hope, under the title ‘Facing forwards.’ Access the reflections on the Diocesen YouTube Channel HERE.
+ At 7.00pm on Friday 18 December, Bishop David Urquhart and Beccy Allen will lead the ‘Hopeful Christmas’ service, giving the opportunity to acknowledge disappointment, pain and emptiness alongside the hope and light at the heart of Christmas. Log in to the Zoom meeting using the meeting ID 965 3238 2187 and passcode 355402.
+ At 10.30am and 4.00pm on Sunday 20 December, Bishop David Urquhart, with help from St Gabriel’s (Weoley Castle) and St Columba’s (Banners Gate), will lead ‘The Big Christingle.’ Access the Zoom meeting using the ID 965 3238 2187 and passcode 355402.
+ At 11.30pm on Christmas Eve, a Christmas message from Bishops David Urquhart and Anne Hollinghurst will be be available from the Birmingham Diocesen YouTube Channel via THIS LINK.
Throughout December, Mass will be said at St Chad’s Cathedral every day:
+ On Sundays at 10.00am and 12noon
+ Monday to Friday at 12.15pm (with the Sacrament of Reconciliation from 11.30am to 12noon)
+ On Saturdays at 10.00am and 2.00pm (with the Sacrament of Reconciliation following both)
Each of these services will be livestreamed via THIS WEBSITE.
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