Advent and Christmas

Advent Candle Sets

Advent Calendars

Advent Books

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

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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

 

Waiting in Joyful Hope 2021
Waiting in Joyful Hope 2021

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.

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Adventure of Christmas A journey through advent for the whole family £6.99
Adventure of Christmas A journey through advent for the whole family £6.99

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.

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The Promise and the Light Katy Morgan £6.99
The Promise and the Light Katy Morgan £6.99

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.

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Advent News Too Good to Keep Daily Reflections for Advent  £7.50
Advent News Too Good to Keep Daily Reflections for Advent £7.50

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.

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Good News of Great Joy 25 Devotional Readings for Advent John Piper £12.99
Good News of Great Joy 25 Devotional Readings for Advent John Piper £12.99

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.

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Candles in the Night Anna Burke £6.99
Candles in the Night Anna Burke £6.99

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.

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The Whole Christmas Story Jo Swinney £8.99
The Whole Christmas Story Jo Swinney £8.99

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.

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The Art of Christmas Jane Williams  £9.99
The Art of Christmas Jane Williams £9.99

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.

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Creation to Crib an advent journey for Everyone David Sims £14.99
Creation to Crib an advent journey for Everyone David Sims £14.99

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.

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Music of Eternity Robin Wrigley-Carr £10.99
Music of Eternity Robin Wrigley-Carr £10.99

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.

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Here are a selection of books, published last year, specially for Advent, which you may have missed!  Click on the picture for more information.

 

ars which are just right for posting to friends and relatives.

 

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Journey With the Wise Men
Journey With the Wise Men

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.

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A New Colour for Christmas
A New Colour for Christmas

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?

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Unwrapped by Cassie Reid
Unwrapped by Cassie Reid

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.

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The Radiant Dawn by Tom Parsons
The Radiant Dawn by Tom Parsons

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.

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Gift candles £5.99

And dated Advent candles £3.50

 

We also have some books that you may

have missed from previous years

Christmas: Tradition, Truth And Total Baubles Nick Page £9.99
Christmas: Tradition, Truth And Total Baubles Nick Page £9.99

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.

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Comfort and joy books. 80p
Comfort and joy books. 80p

Pack 10 £7.00 Pack 50 £30.00

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A better than anything Christmas.
A better than anything Christmas.

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.

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The Christmas We Didn't expect £7.99
The Christmas We Didn't expect £7.99

David Mathis Reflections for Advent that help us to adore Jesus—the one who came to save us and make our futures certain.

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Fixated. Tim Chester £3.99
Fixated. Tim Chester £3.99

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

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Journeying through advent £2.99
Journeying through advent £2.99

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.

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At home in advent. Gordon Giles
At home in advent. Gordon Giles

£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.

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Living in Hope. York Course £3.80
Living in Hope. York Course £3.80

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’.

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Let it slow. Stephen Cottrell
Let it slow. Stephen Cottrell

£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.

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37 Kings and a Budgerigar. £7.99
37 Kings and a Budgerigar. £7.99

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.

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Unexpected Jesus. Anna Robbins
Unexpected Jesus. Anna Robbins

£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?

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Advent Together. Steve & Bekah Legg
Advent Together. Steve & Bekah Legg

£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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