Join in with #FollowTheStar
The Church's 2018 Advent and Christmas campaignscroll down
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
The family resources below will be turned into interactive calendars on our website and available from late November.
The three main colours in the #FollowTheStar logo are:
- R 228 G 171 B 57
- C 9 M 35 Y 100 K 0
- Light Blue
- R 55 G 123 B 187
- C 85 M 50 Y 0 K 0
- Dark Blue
- R 62 G 77 B 143
- C 99 M 95 Y 6 K 1
The font used in the #FollowTheStar logo is Airstream ITC TT. We use Open Sans for the body text in the booklet.