This app brings together some of the key digital resources for individuals and families from the Church of England for both Advent and Christmas 2021, as well as providing easy access to national online services and information about on-site and online services and events near you.
Once you are registered and logged in, on opening the app you will see our new 'dashboard' which gives you easy access to the main features of the app:
• Daily #AtTheHeartOfChristmas reflections from Christmas Eve to 6 January
• Advent daily readings and reflections from 29 November to 24 December
• Optional daily reminders for Christmas and/or Advent reflections
• Family activity ideas for exploring #AtTheHeartOfChristmas
• Details of Christmas services and events near you
• Easy access to national online services for Advent and Christmas.
• Daily #AtTheHeartOfChristmas reflections from Christmas Eve to 6 January - Our daily Christmas reflections are an invitation to everyone to ponder what the extraordinary events of the first Christmas might mean for us now and in the years ahead. Starting on Christmas Eve and continuing daily (Monday to Saturday) until the Epiphany, a different contributor shares something that lies close to the heart of Christmas for them, through stories, Bible readings and reflections. With contributions from: Justin Welby, Stephen Cottrell, Katherine Dienes-Williams, Sarah Clarke, Rachel Treweek, Krish Kandiah, Gina Radford, Matt Baker, Jamie Jones-Buchanan, Alexander Armstrong, Tosin Oladipo and Jo Kelly-Moore.
• Advent daily readings and reflections from 29 November to 24 December - From Monday to Saturday during the four weeks of Advent the app offers a daily gospel reading (as used at Morning Prayer) along with a short reflection from Archbishop Stephen Cottrell or Bishop Guli Francis-Dehqani as well as a prayer for the day.
• Optional daily reminders for Christmas and/or Advent reflections - You can set up and adjust personalised reminder notifications to help you make space in your day to reflect of what lies At the Heart of Christmas. You can set up/switch off reminders for Christmas and/or Advent reflections.
• Family activity ideas for exploring #AtTheHeartOfChristmas - Every day from 1 December to 24 December there will be an Advent Calendar of activities to help children and families explore what lies At the Heart of Christmas.
• Details of Christmas services and events near you - get instant online access to AChurchNearYou.com where thousands of online and in-person events and services for Advent and Christmas will be listed by churches in your local area.
• Easy access to national online services for Advent and Christmas - Wherever you're celebrating this year, you can join our weekly online services. Special services this year include Midnight Mass from London's St Paul's Cathedral as well as a short family service for Christmas Day.
#AtTheHeartOfChristmas is the Church of England’s theme for Advent and Christmas 2021. Local churches all over the country will be welcoming their communities - on site and online - to special services and events, supported by a wide range of free resources available via the Church of England website.
At the Heart of Christmas is the latest version of the award-winning seasonal campaigns app from the Church of England, produced in collaboration with Church House Publishing and developed by Aimer Media Ltd.
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