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 £22.08 per pack
12" Candles with fluted base £19.95 per pack
15" Candles £24.95 per pack
New in for 2021
The Real Advent Calendar 2021 - 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
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
Reflections for Advent is a seasonal extract from the main 2021-22 annual volume and is designed to give new readers a taste of the high standard of spiritual and theological writing that makes Reflections so popular.Each day includes: * Full lectionary details for Morning Prayer * A reflection on one of the Bible readings * A Collect for the day
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
Prepare spiritually for the coming of Christ with this popular and inviting annual guide. During the especially busy Advent and Christmas seasons, this book offers brief, down-to-earth reflections that bring prayer and Scripture into everyday life in a thought-provoking and lasting way.
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.
Advent News: Too Good to Keep is a thought-provoking selection of scripture readings and reflections designed to accompany the reader through the season of Advent. This accessible and practical guide, which also includes inspirational quotations and questions to prompt the reader to effect change in their day-to-day lives, is the perfect companion for this essential period in the Church calendar.
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.
Meditations on the birth of Jesus By Jane Williams The Art of Christmas offers fresh, illuminating meditations on how the birth of Jesus is depicted in some of the world’s greatest pieces of Christian art – the perfect Advent book for 2021.
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.
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. Skilfully weaving together Underhill's writings with the psalms and short prayers, she shows how, we can embrace God's transforming coming.
Here are a selection of books, published last year, specially for Advent, which you may have missed! Click on the picture for more information.
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By Matthew Bartlett ISBN: 9781913181000 Price: £5.99 A wonderful book of daily devotional readings for Advent. How were the wise men were led to the infant Christ? This book discusses the themes of Creation, Scripture, Miracle and Child. The daily readings are undated, and so are suitable for any year, having links to all 3 lectionary years.
By Jon Huntzinger ISBN: 9781945529498 Price: £7.99 Orange is decidedly not a Christmas color. Or is it? Red is the color of ornaments, lights, and Santa’s coat. Green is the color of Christmas trees, holly, and mistletoe. These are the traditional colors that represent Christmas. But Is it possible that orange is actually the color of the season?
ISBN: 9781945529900 Price: £7.99 Dr. Cassie Reid shares 25 secrets to navigating the holidays with grace and composure, no matter what your family may be like.
ISBN: 9781912373918 Price: £3.99 This book invites readers to discover depths it's easy to miss in the nativity plays and carol concerts that feature prominently in over-full December diaries. You will be guided through Advent in 25 daily Bible readings and prayers, at times pausing for several days to peer intently into Luke's best-known narratives.
Gift candles £5.99
And dated Advent candles £3.50
We also have some books that you may
have missed from previous years
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.
Pack 10 £7.00 Pack 50 £30.00
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.
David Mathis Reflections for Advent that help us to adore Jesus—the one who came to save us and make our futures certain.
We all know that Jesus ought to be the focus of our celebration at Christmas. Yet, we so easily fall into the trap each year of sidelining Him. In these 24 Advent devotions, Tim Chester encourages us to look away from the distractions of our culture and instead by engrossed by Jesus. This might not sound very practical, but it is life-changing. Using the opening chapters of Hebrews as a tour guide, these devotions show us the key sights of the Lord s glory and invite us to fix our eyes on Jesus
Five weeks of Advent material for church groups and individuals, offering themed reflections by well-loved contributors from the New Daylight archive alongside specially written questions for group discussion. Week 1: The Advent antiphons - David Winter Week 2: 2 and 3 John - Steve Aisthorpe Week 3: Light in the darkness - Amy Boucher Pye Week 4: Word incarnate: John 1:1-18 - Andy John Week 5: Psalms of hope - Margaret Cundiff With an introduction by New Daylight editor Sally Welch.
£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.
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’.
£6.99 An Advent Calendar with a difference. Christmas can be stressful This understanding and uplifting book offers another way to approach Christmas and to discover how its joys and promises can restore our lives, not add to their burdens. You are invited to take a few minutes each day during December to join in a conversation with the bestselling author, Stephen Cottrell, who offers simple reflections and practical suggestions for making your Christmas the celebration it is meant to be.
Richard Littledale For many of us, putting out a crib set is one of our treasured Christmas traditions. But what do these scenes really tell us about the original Christmas story? Join Richard Littledale as he shares reflections, Bible readings and prayers for each day of Advent based on his own personal collection of nativity sets from around the world. Renew the wonder of the nativity story through these thought-provoking devotions.
£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?
£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.
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