Cathedral Christmas Tree 2019

Advent is the season for getting ready as we look to the birth of Jesus Christ on Christmas Day and celebrate with our families and friends both far and away. The season of Advent starts on November 29th and continues until Christmas Day. In our church schools we plan so much for Christmas, we celebrate in many ways, from Nativity plays to Christmas productions, from carols and Christmas songs to gifts and presents.

Christmas is a time of festivity, of giving, a time of love and laughter, of friendship and togetherness. Twinkling lights in the midst of darkness, presents and gifts, trees brought in the house and traditions to mark this special time.

Christmas, the time when we celebrate the birth of Jesus, Son of God into the world. Christ among us. The story of the Nativity, the journey of Mary and Joseph, the manger and the stable, the shepherds on the hillside, the wise men travelling from afar.

So turn on the lights, eat the mince pies, deck the hall with boughs of holly but don’t forget what it’s really about.

Read our Advent Newsletter from Rev’d Sue Martin, Diocese of Ely

View, print or download your Advent Newsletter here…(pdf)

Read more about resources & information from Debbie Hill, Diocese of Ely…

View, print or download your additional Advent resources here…(pdf)


Seasonal well-being to all…