Christmas 2020

We know Christmas will be different this year but this page contains ideas, resources and news of events that will help you, click here for details of services across the Benefice

CELEBRATE THE BIRTH OF JESUS!!

Nativity Trail
Feeling creative? Wanting to engage with Christmas in a new way? Then join us in producing a Nativity Trail. Choose a scene from the Nativity story and make a display of it in your front garden or on your fence so others can enjoy it - from simple signs “Bethlehem 5 miles”, “Inn - no vacancies”, to angels, stars, to Mary and Joseph + donkey travelling, wise men, gifts of gold etc. Anything that portrays the amazing love of God in becoming a baby boy. Displays to go up by Thursday 17th December so that school children can enjoy before the end of term. Do contact Tracy Jones if you want inspiration.
If you feel it is appropriate then do share this on your social media platforms


Got young children or grandchildren who like to be creative? Point them to the following:

 

Advent - a time of preparation. Are you getting ready for Christmas? Want something to engage the children with and to learn about the bigger stories of life and how you fit in? Then download the pdf of 24 daily actions on the Jesse Tree from Muddy Church on https://www.muddychurch.co.uk/muddy-church-jesse-tree

Start on the 1st or 2nd December to end on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.


Christingle

Enjoy oranges? And the tradition of Christingle and doing stuff with your kids? Then download the pdf of 10 daily activities, start them next week and aim to finish before the National Christingle on Saturday 13th December. Info at https://www.muddychurch.co.uk/copy-of-christingle


Faith@Home

There are fantastic Faith@Home  https://www.churchofengland.org/our-faith/faith-home/faith-home-videos  videos produced both for both primary and secondary school and home use. These are great for families especially those who are isolating at home. The latest is exploring ‘Feelings’. Do check them out. 


Also Go Chatter has good songs and videos - watch the "When Santa learned the gospel", but watch it before showing to young children  

Christmas Archives - Go Chatter (gochattervideos.com)