As Advent approaches our minds might be turning to Christmas and buying gifts for loved ones. This year, instead of a commercial Advent calendar which contains chocolate, tea or toys, how about trying out a ‘Reverse Advent Calendar’? Instead of receiving a gift, you place something in a box to collect for a local food bank.
Following a series of difficult Christmases, churches across the Church of England are hoping that 2022 offers a chance to welcome people back to services and events that haven’t been possible recently.
Resources to invite your community back to church this Christmas, with national branding, reflections and more that will help you to invite people into your church – both online and onsite – are available on the Church of England website.