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Yet more Advent downloads this week: an abundance of resources for a Christingle service, and a new hymn for Advent. There is also now a PowerPoint version of the Advent liturgy Waiting in Darkness.

In addition, author Joy Mead has discovered that an older draft of one her poems (rather than the final version) found its way into her recently published book Glimpsed in Passing. We have made the later version available as a free download for those who would like to see what this poem evolved into.

Photo: Choir stalls, Iona Abbey © David Coleman



Some Resources for a Christingle Service download transspaser

Some Resources for a
Christingle Service

(PDF download)

Ruth Burgess & Sally Foster-Fulton

A mixture of resources for an all-age Christingle service, with lots of lively participation, actions and singing. 27 pages.

For more information and to see a sample


Waiting in Darkness download transspaser

Emmanuel Comes
(PDF download)

A hymn for Advent

Pat Bennett

Digital download: A hymn for Advent – words only – to be sung to the tune ‘Little Cornard’. 1 page, 4 verses.

For more information and to see a sample


Waiting in Darkness download transspaser

Waiting in Darkness
(PowerPoint download)

An Advent liturgy

David McNeish & Sarah Anderson

Now available as a PowerPoint download: An evening liturgy for the darkest time of the year, looking forward to the coming of the light of Christ. 15 slides.

For more information and to see a sample

For PDF format

For PDF+PowerPoint format


Poem update download transspaser

Poem update – Glimpsed in Passing (free PDF download)

Joy Mead

Joy Mead, says:
‘On page 78 of the book there is an error entirely of my own making. What appears in the book is an uncrafted skeleton of a poem. What should have appeared is attached [available from this link]. Somewhere somehow I confused the two files!’

This free download provides the updated version of the poem ‘Re-reading Middlemarch at 70’ for those who have bought copies of the first print run of the book.


More resources for Advent and Christmas



Downloadable liturgies, prayers, reflections etc

Parables of Northern Seed




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