Advent at Home

Advent is the liturgical season that precedes and prepares us for Christmas. It is a season of hope and of longing, of joyful expectation and of peaceful preparation. Advent is that time of the year when we prepare to welcome Jesus into the world and our lives again.

This year we must face the prospect of experiencing Advent in a different way as Coronavirus restrictions continue to impact our daily lives.

Bishop John has encouraged us and those in our households to find time to pray together and to create a space where we can build Church at home.  We hope that these resources will help to sustain your prayer life this Advent.

Preparing the Way at Advent

You can find a collection of Advent resources in this document produced by the Department of Formation by clicking here. This is our main Advent resource.

Preparing the way Advent at Home Resources

Written Reflections on Symbolism of Advent (for Parish Newsletters)

These will be updated weekly and can be shared in your parish newsletter or to reach those who may not have access to the internet.

First Sunday of Advent – A reflection from Fr Mark Harold

Second Sunday of Advent – A reflection from Sr Anna Yeo

Third Sunday of Advent – A reflection from Fr Simon Stamp

Fourth Sunday of Advent – A reflection from Fr Simon Firth