Prayers of Christ Here

Who knows?
Who among us really knows when Christ comes?
But we see the signs of his presence all around.
(13-19 November Year B)

Carol Service Prayers – Making Dark Places Sparkly

The days are short and the wind cold,
and in our houses there are dark, shadowy corners.
But with love and hope
help us to bathe our world in sparkle and wonder.

Advent Candle Readings – Future, Justice, Joy, Peace

Short advent-candle lighting scripts with weekly themes of the future, justice, joy and peace.

Advent Candle Readings – Expectation, Preparation, Justice, Joy

Short advent-candle lighting scripts with weekly themes of expectation, preparation, justice and joy.

Prayers for Third Sunday of Advent

On the third Sunday of Advent the candle lighting script is based on the theme of justice, and the intercessions call for us to be God’s presence in a broken world.
(Third Sunday of Advent Year C)

Prayers for Second Sunday of Advent

On the second Sunday of Advent the candle lighting script is based on the theme of preparation, and the intercessions ask God to prepare us to reach out to this world.
(Second Sunday of Advent Year C)

Prayers for First Sunday of Advent

On the frst Sunday of Advent the candle lighting script is based on the theme of Expectation, and the intercessions expect that we will be God’s light in dark places.
(First Sunday of Advent Year C)

Quickfire Nativity

We love funny videos. We love the Christmas story. We love it when they go together.

Help – Christmas is coming!

Like everyone else we at DramatisDei are forced to think about Christmas sooner than we want to. Also like everyone else we want to complain about it. Moan moan moan.

How to make advent shine at your church

Advent is a fantastic ready-made theme – the light coming into the darkness of the world, complete with candles as a twinkly visual aid. The question is, how do we make it that little bit different from last year so that people keep listening? Fortunately others have walked there before and left us the fruits of their labours.

Have an ethical Christmas!

Could ethical gifts give you a new perspective this Christmas? As the economic conditions continue to looks gloomy and the factories of southern China struggle to cater for all our crazy advertisement-fuelled whims this festive season, the ethical gift catalogues blossom. Here is a pick.