Connect with this year's call to Join the Song

Download the app

The app features daily Advent reflections (1 - 23 December) and 12 days of Christmas reflections (24 December - 6 January).

Together, each reflection takes you on a journey that will help you take fresh encouragement and hope from Advent and the Christmas story into the year ahead.

The app is available to download now for free.

Download for Apple devices
Download for Android devices

Email reflections

Sign up to our Advent and Christmas reflection emails and receive daily messages straight to your inbox to help you connect with this year’s call to ‘Join the Song’.

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Screenshot of 2023 Advent Calendar

Have fun with our Advent Calendar

Start every day of Advent with a bible reading and family activity to prepare you spiritually for the birth of Jesus Christ and serve as a reminder of the true meaning of the season.

A Christmas service at Worcester Cathedral James Atkinson

Worship with us

Can't make it to church this Advent and Christmas? Watch our weekly online worship services from across the Church of England and worship with us this festive season.

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Daily Hope freephone

Daily Hope is a free, 24-hour telephone line offering hymns, prayers, reflections and church services from The Church of England.

Throughout Advent and Christmas, the line offers a wonderful selection of festive content including Christmas carols and Bible readings. Listen to an Advent reflection each day on 0800 804 8044.

Apple HomePod mini smart speaker

Smart speakers

The audio versions of our 12 days of reflections are available for free on Alexa smart devices.

Just tell you smart speaker to "Ask the Church of England for today's Follow the Star reflection" and you will hear a Bible passage, a short reflection and a prayer, starting 24 December.

New for children and families: a ‘Follow the Star’ bedtime story

Based on the rhyming nativity story included in our first ever printed Advent calendar, Follow the Star: An Advent Countdown makes an ideal bedtime story for the festive season. Complete with fun festive music and sound effects, this beautifully produced way to introduce young children to the Christmas story is available now on smart speaker (“Alexa, ask the Church of England for a Christmas bedtime story”) or on the Church of England website.