Advent Candle liturgies
Three liturgies for use through Advent by Mark Earey and Alison Richards, each built around hymns in Singing the Faith, including Mark Earey’s own advent hymn “Advent candles tell their story” (StF 165) and Bernadette Farrell’s hymn, “Longing for light, we wait in darkness” (“Christ, be our light!”) (StF 706).
Four more candle hymns available only from StF+
- Candles with light upon the Advent Ring by Dominic Grant – reflects on important Advent themes echoed in the stories of three women in the Hebrew Scriptures – Esther, Hannah and Ruth
- Light we now our candle flame – a hymn of the Trinity by New Zealand-based Methodist, Norman Goreham
- And, finally, two more recent additions, both by Dominic Grant. The days are surely coming draws upon the lectionary readings for Advent in Year C; while Light a candle for Jesus the King makes use of the tune for the popular carol “The Little Drummer Boy”
Recent Advent hymns
More hymns for Advent and Christmas by Gareth Hill and Laurence Wareing
Hope in dark times: AIDS and Advent
World AIDS Day is marked this year on Saturday 1 December.
Christingle and other Advent resources
Composer Valerie Ruddle’s easy-to-use introduction to the Advent hymns in Singing the Faith, plus ideas for Christingle and links to other prayers and resources.
Methodist Advent Offering Resources
Service resources on the theme of “Comfort my people”. Designed to support churches in holding an Advent Offering service for the Mission in Britain Fund during Advent Sunday 2017 – with Leaders’ Notes and an Order of Service. Resources available in English and Welsh.
Each year All We Can, the Methodist relief and development partner, provides engaging Advent and Christmas resources. Prayers, reflections, poems, films and more, will help light up your services as well as lives across the world. Order and download your Extraordinary Gift campaign.
Christian Aid resources
New Advent and Christmas resources for 2017, with an emphasis on food crises around the world and the malnutrition suffered by children.