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Join in with #FollowTheStar

The Church's 2018 Advent and Christmas campaign

#FollowTheStar is the Church of England’s 2018 Christmas campaign. Thousands of Christmas services and events will be taking place in churches all over the country in the run up to Christmas.

This page provides details on the resources available for Church of England churches to use.

"For many of us, Christmas brings up so many emotions, memories and expectations. We have one nativity story, but it can seem like we all have very different Christmases.

"For you it might be a time of joy and togetherness. Or perhaps it’s all about planning and to-do lists. Many others can find it a sad and lonely time – nagged by the feeling that your Christmas is not like those ‘perfect’ ones we see in the media.

"But just like the unexpected assortment of people who were invited to meet the baby Jesus, #FollowTheStar doesn’t ask you to be perfect. It says: come just as you are to take the life-changing Christmas journey."

Archbishops Justin Welby & John Sentamu

How can local churches get involved?

#FollowTheStar: A journey through the 12 days of Christmas invites everyone to travel in the footsteps of the Wise Men to meet Jesus. Offering fourteen daily reflections – beginning on Christmas Eve and finishing on the Epiphany (6 January) – the #FollowTheStar booklet is ideal for sharing with those attending Advent and Christmas services and events.

Order copies of the booklet for your congregation and visitors from Church House Publishing

For orders of 1000+ copies, please contact Church House Publishing.

Mock ups of various #FollowTheStar resources

Buy resources for your church

Including banners, bookmarks, posters, stars, gift tags, cards and more!

Free downloads


All variants of the logo for use in print and on screen.

Standard poster (PDF)

A .pdf poster to advertise the Christmas campaign.

Keynote graphics

Keynote/PowerPoint background graphics.

Facebook header

Facebook page header graphic.

Service times poster (Word)

A .docx poster to write your service times on.

Service times poster (PDF)

A .pdf poster to write your service times on.

The family resources below will be turned into interactive calendars on our website and available from late November.

Find out about colours and fonts used in #FollowTheStar
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