theology and unity
Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols (PDF, 1.5MB)
Church Urban Fund
Resources to enable churches to engage with those who are struggling in poverty.
Advent resources from the Church Urban Fund
New studies for Advent produced by the Learning and Development Forums of the Methodist Church in Scotland and Shetland, and the Methodist Church in Wales. It is the first bilingual Welsh and English booklet in a series of resources called Living Upside Down produced for small groups. Based on the traditional of the Plygain carols the studies take us on a journey that reflects the advent theme of waiting.
Joint Liturgical Group of Great Britain
A prayer, Bible verses and comment/reflection for Advent.
Prayers for Advent
Advent 2012 - resources still available
World Council of Churches (WCC)
Ahead of the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation, worship material was prepared in different regions of the world, including two booklets with worship outlines for the four Sundays of Advent, meditations, stories and songs on peace.
Download resources (from WCC)
A World in Waiting - Advent hope in an economic crisis
Our substantial resource for Advent 2009 took the economic crisis as its theme, looking at the crisis in relation to the roots of our Christian beliefs and values. It provided daily reflections for the 4 weeks of Advent, plus extras, for personal use, group study, or worship preparation.
Although they were based on the lectionary readings for Advent 2009 (year C), much of the rich content and the economic issues discussed are still very current and may be helpful to those looking for study material.
summary of all the reflections (PDF, 30k)