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As we approach the darkest time of the year (for those of us in the northern hemisphere at least), we have a new downloadable liturgy for exploring the significance of ‘waiting in darkness’. There is also an affirmation of faith set to music, as well as some stories for Advent.

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Waiting in Darkness
(PDF download)

An Advent liturgy

David McNeish & Sarah Anderson

Digital download: An evening liturgy for the darkest time of the year, looking forward to the coming of the light of Christ. 6 pages.

For more information and to see a sample


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Affirmation of Faith
(PDF download)

Set to music for congregation and choir with optional organ accompaniment

Thomas Lloyd

Digital download: An affirmation of faith from the Iona Abbey Worship Book set to music originally composed for the choir and congregation of the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral. 8 pages.

For more information and to see and listen to a sample


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Stories for Advent (Cycle B)
(PDF download)

Tom Gordon

Digital download: Modern parables for the four Sundays of Advent and Christmas Day, taken from Tom's book With An Open Eye. These stories relate to lectionary cycle B and offer insights into issues of universal relevance in an immediate, contemporary and imaginative way. 25 pages.

For more information and to see a sample



More resources for Advent and Christmas



Downloadable liturgies, prayers, reflections etc

Parables of Northern Seed




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