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Lights for Christ Enabler
Download and print Advent calendars to help you and your community shine more brightly this Advent. Each calendar contains ideas and prompts for 1st-24th December. You don’t have to do them in order: choose whichever prompt you’re able to do on a given day, and write the day of the month in the small box once you’ve completed it. Each calendar is available to download as a full-colour or printer-friendly version (using less ink). Scroll down to find versions for schools and for children and families.
At the bottom of this page, you’ll find resources, videos and ideas to help you put each prompt into action.
Advent Calendar for families:
Advent Calendar for schools:
Further ideas and resources:
- Advent Messages/Reflections – each day from 1st-24th December, The Church of England will be publishing short Advent video reflections on their Facebook page. You can access the Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/thechurchofengland .
- Prayer Paper Chain – see instructions to make a prayer paper chain here: https://site.penningtonchurch.uk/prayer-ideas-paper-chains/ .
- Bible Readings – you can read John 1:18 here and Luke 2:8-20 here . Questions for reflection might include: what does this passage tell me about God? What does this passage tell me about people? What do these things mean for my life?
- Praying during Advent – 24/7 Prayer has put together a page of ideas of different ways to pray throughout Advent. You’ll find information about prayer apps, prayer stations and ideas for praying with children and young people.
- Ideas for an environmentally-friendly Advent and Christmas – click page link below: