Advent and Christmas
Advent Candle Sets
Sets of 6 candles - 5 red plus one white
or 4 purple, 1 pink, and 1white.
8" x 2" Pillar Candles £24.29 per pack
12" Candles with fluted base £24.95 per pack
15" Candles £27.45 per pack
The Real Advent Calendar 2023 - fairtrade chocolate and a 24 page Christmas Story Activity book. £4.50
We stock a range of traditional Advent Calendars and some lovely greeting card
ars which are just right for posting to friends and relatives.
sized Advent Calend-
Gift candles £5.99
Dated Advent candles
New in for 2023
Here are a selection of books that you may
have missed from previous years
The wonder and awe of the Christmas season can easily get overshadowed by lights, tinsel, bows, and paper―not to mention last-minute trips to the mall and visits to the in-laws. In all the hustle and bustle, we often lose sight of what’s most important. This book of daily readings for the month of December by best-selling author Paul David Tripp will help you slow down, prepare your heart, and focus on what matters most: adoring our Savior, Jesus.
Preparation for the Christmas season can often feel busy and frantic, but it doesn't have to be this way. What if we stopped and listened to the movement and unfolding of God's plan around us? Making Room in Advent is an invitation away from the chaos and into the space where God is at work. The unfolding of God's plan often happens in unlikely spaces, both in Scripture and in our own lives.
In Advent we celebrate Christ's coming in three ways: in history; when he comes again; and in our lives. Advent looks forward to the world in every way being utterly changed by the coming of Christ. These reflections aim to transform us in a similar way.
Why is Christmas the way it is? How did we get from the birth of Jesus to everyone pushing their credit card and their belts to their maximum extent? Starting with the events surrounding Jesus' birth, this book takes us through centuries of commemoration, celebration and over-consumption. Along the way we'll find out why we eat turkey, how an obscure Turkish saint turned into a man flying a sleigh, and why that tree in your house should really contain an apple and a snake.
Barbara Reaoch £5.99 These daily devotions in the Gospels give a thorough investigation of why Jesus came. In the lead-up to Christmas, families will explore 25 reasons why Jesus came, and they will see that what Jesus gives us is better than anything else we could wish for.
As you wrap, give and receive gifts over Advent and Christmas, use this devotional to focus your whole family on the reason behind it all—the generous and gracious character of God and the goodness of his greatest gift, Jesus. These 25 devotions use Scripture to explore the other amazing gifts we receive through faith in Jesus and how we can be generous too. This step-by-step guide is perfect for families who want to dig deeper into the Bible this Advent.
Just as with opening the doors of an Advent calendar day by day, this Advent devotional will build your anticipation for Christmas so that you can fully absorb and enjoy its central gift—Jesus Christ. Reflecting on a few short verses each day, this devotional examines the wonderful gifts of grace that we receive through the coming of Christ and belief in his gospel.
The Gospel of Mark doesn't have a nativity story-so where's the Advent message? It's in every aspect of Jesus' life, to his death and beyond. Holy Disruption presents a fresh understanding of the holiness of Christmas grounded, not in a conventional cozy Christmas message, but through Mark's disquieting gospel which invites its readers to experience God's disruptive but transformative love for us and our world.
In Sleepers Wake, the Archbishop of York’s Advent Book for 2022, Nicholas Holtam explores how we can combat the obstacles to tackling the reality of climate change. With exhilaration and passion, he draws on his experience as former Church of England lead Bishop for the environment to urge us to transform ourselves, spiritually and culturally, so we can all do our part to preserve our world for future generations.
At the Heart of Christmas is the Church of England's campaign for Advent and Christmas 2021.Starting on Christmas Eve and continuing daily until the Epiphany (6 January), twelve contributors share something that lies close to the heart of Christmas for them, bringing the theme to life through a mixture of personal story, Bible reading, reflection and questions to ponder.
A father-daughter duo give you art and words to foster joy as you celebrate Christmas Grab a cuppa and sink into a cosy chair as a father-daughter duo leads you into the celebration of Christmas through their art and reflections. Considering not only the story of Mary and Joseph journeying to Bethlehem, where Jesus was born, but also our modern-day expressions of Christmas, they bring light and life to what can be a fraught and exhausting season. A book perfect for a gift or for yourself
These simple 10-minute family devotions for Advent, with graphic-novel-style illustrations, explore the Gospel accounts of the first Christmas in an engaging way, and will help families keep Christ at the heart of their celebrations. There are different sets of questions for 3-4s, 5-7s, 7-12s, teens and even parents, so the whole family can enjoy looking at the Bible together.
Captivating retelling of the nativity story. Great Christmas gift for kids who love to read.Written as a series of vivid and dramatic first-person accounts, The Promise and The Light tells the stories of Mary, Joseph and Zechariah as they experience the events of the first Christmas. Written in a lively and engaging style, this imaginative yet biblically faithful book will captivate children aged 8-12. With 25 chapters, readers may choose to read a chapter a day during Advent.
Come, let us adore him. This beloved Advent refrain captures the heart of the season. Advent is for adoring Jesus. It is a season of preparation to ready our hearts for the glory of Christmas Day as we celebrate the coming of the eternal God in our frail humanity. These twenty-five short devotional readings from John Piper aim to help you keep Christ at the center of the Advent season.
The reflections in this book - which explore themes such as 'waiting', 'giving', 'announcing' and 'transforming' - are offered as a resource to be used during Advent, be it for personal use, prayer groups or otherwise. Each advent word invites us to behold the presence of God-with-us and to breathe in the holy breath. We will not 'skip' Advent. We will wait and watch as the rising sun comes to visit us.
Advent is a time to remember and reflect on the Christmas story and the baby at its heart. But the virgin birth, the manger, the mysterious eastern visitors and their portentous gifts – all these hint at a much grander narrative. Come and explore the whole Christmas story, and find your place within it.
Creation to Crib is book containing 124 coloured pages which presents a devotional journey for all ages and all stages with prayers, reflections, thoughts and actions.
£8.99 Gordon Giles takes a journey through Advent to Christmas and beyond in the company of familiar seasonal and domestic objects and experiences. Focusing on the everyday stuff we typically associate with this time of year, he reflects on their spiritual significance, meaning and message in today's world. Beginning with chapters on journeying and travel, he moves though major Advent themes of expectation, waiting, mortality and hope to the joy of incarnation and salvation.
£8.99 Journey through Advent together as a family with daily readings, prayers, thoughts and activities for all ages. As the parents of a blended family of five children, Steve and Bekah Legg bring a fun, engaging and accessible approach to reading and understanding the Bible so that everyone can join in and understand.
David Mathis Reflections for Advent that help us to adore Jesus—the one who came to save us and make our futures certain.
It was not only Mary and Joseph who journeyed to Bethlehem - all the characters and creatures we meet in the nativity stories found their way to the manger, summoned by stars, angels or political circumstance. Each time we celebrate Christmas, we travel there too, and open ourselves to transformation. Bethlehem Bound is a daily spiritual travel companion for the season, beginning with the great Advent antiphons that herald the feast, and ending with the Presentation in the Temple.
Everyone is waiting for something. Ultimately, we're waiting for Christ to return and the world to be put right. Waiting is hard. What if the Bible is more honest than we are? What if our struggle with waiting has spiritual value? Follow the lives of four Bible heroes who struggled with waiting: Sarah, Isaiah, John the Baptist and Mary. Those who wait is written like a gripping novel, as we encounter the wonder of the Bible afresh. It includes six Bible studies, creative exercises & reflections
Beloved spiritual writer Evelyn Underhill believed that God does not just come to us at special times, but is always coming to us. But how do we recognise his coming and make ourselves open to it? In Music of Eternity, the Archbishop of York's Advent Book 2021, Robyn Wrigley-Carr shares a series of meditations exploring the nature God's comings.
A beautiful book for Advent 2021, these profoundly perceptive reflections on the different ways in which artists have imagined the Nativity will deepen and refresh your appreciation of the real meaning of Christmas, and the message of love, joy and peace that it speaks to all the world. Illustrated in stunning full colour, with famous and lesser-known Western masterpieces, and presented in a small, easily portable format
A Good Advent, the first published work by the new Bishop of London Rt Revd Dame Sarah Mullally, provides an inspiring and thought-provoking introduction to the Advent season. The booklet also includes details of how to download the accompanying free app which will provide a daily devotion throughout Advent. Major partnership between SPCK and Diocese of London to provide a resource to the whole church
This Advent, explore the Christmas Bible texts through the eyes of those who personally encountered the majesty and mystery of the incarnation, such as Mary, Anna, the shepherds and Joseph. Discover a new perspective on these familiar yet world-changing events, which show us how deeply God understands our humanity and moved to meet us in it. Each of the 31 daily readings includes a prayer, a Bible reading, questions to ponder and an imagined monologue from one of the Bible characters.
In the nativity story, there are four sudden, Spirit filled songs from the heart, and they're all still used in the rhythm of liturgy: Zechariah's song (the Benedictus) Mary's song (Magnificat) the song of the angels (Gloria in Excelsis) and Simeon's song (Nunc DimittisIn 'They Sang', Amy Scott Robinson uses the four Advent studies to guide small groups to explore these ancient poems of praise and prophecy, and a fifth invites you to discover your own song
£6.99 31 days for Advent For small groups or personal use.During advent season, we often sing, “Come thou long-expected Jesus…”.But what if everything was not as it seems? What if Jesus actually challenged everyone’s expectations of what a Messiah would be like, how he should arrive, what he would do?
This course is a chance to have a think about what it means to live well, and to die well. We are people of history and people of hope. We look back to the Bible to see where we’ve come from, and we look forward in hope to what lies ahead’.
Here are a selection of new to the shop Lindisfarne Scriptorium booklets for Advent and Christmas decorated by Mary Fleeson from £1.49
General Advent and Christmas
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