The constant refrain of Christmas, in carols and readings, is that God is with us. In whatever situation you find yourself this Christmas, God is with you – you need only turn to Him and ask to know His presence.’ So says the Archbishop of Canterbury, in introducing this year’s Christmas campaign by the Church of England. There is lots to enjoy throughout December, as this year’s campaign has three key elements:
Firstly, there are three videos that tell the story of the joy of going to your local church at Christmas, which are being released throughout December on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
There is also help in finding a church near you, where you can find a Christmas service or event taking place in one of the 16,500 Church of England churches.
Find out more at www.achurchnearyou.com
Finally, you can enjoy Your Christmas Journey, a series of short reflections throughout December and into early January 2018, introduced by Archbishop Justin Welby. The reflections have been written by people who are new to faith and to help us all grow in our love of God. You can receive the messages as texts, emails, on social media and also in a booklet (Church House Publishing). The booklets would be ideal for Christians to give to those attending Advent and Christmas services. So, as December begins, why not sign up and get your friends and family to join the Your Christmas Journey reflections, by texting GodWithUs to 88802.Tags: Christmas, Diocese, Magazine