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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.
Sign up to our free Christmas reflection emails. Receive daily messages straight to your inbox to help you Follow the Star from Christmas Eve to Epiphany – 24 December - 6 January (except Sundays).
You are not alone this Christmas
Christmas can be difficult for many people. Whether facing bereavement, loneliness or another struggle, space to reflect during December can be useful in the busyness of the season. The Church of England has a range of resources for those finding Christmas hard.
- The Archbishop of York will be leading a Blue Christmas service on the third Sunday of Advent, 11 December at 9am. You can watch on our website, YouTube or Facebook channel.
- Those remembering someone who has died are invited to light a virtual candle on our website.
- On Christmas Day, gather with us at 4pm on our YouTube channel as we countdown your top 10 Christmas carols and chat together in the comments.
- A range of prayers for those struggling at this time of year will be shared. Follow us on Instagram to see those.
A Church Near You
Find local services or events near you this Advent and Christmas
Looking for church resources to get involved?
Discover resources to invite your community back to church this Christmas. The services and events will be specific to your community, but you will find signposts to the national branding, reflections and more that will help you to invite people into your church