#Follow the Star: The Great Invitation
#Follow The Star is the Church of England’s Christmas theme for 2022, and comprises imaginative and attractive materials, designed for parishes to engage their congregations and especially ‘fringe’ members or newcomers to the Christian faith. The themes of invitation, welcome and the promise of hospitality are prominent. The resources include
A booklet of twelve reflections on the theme of invitation, one for each day (Monday to Saturday) from Christmas Eve to Epiphany on 6 January. The authors include the Archbishops of York and Canterbury, but also other personalities, such as the athletes Naomi Metzger, Anne Wafula Strike and the broadcasters Zeb Soanes and Gemma Hunt. They help to give a dynamic, contemporary feel to the invitation to celebrate, within the compass of the traditional Christmas narrative. Many of their insights and reflections would provide useful narrative material for short talks at Christmas services – perhaps especially Christingles.
Reviewed by ELIZABETH STEPHENSON
Family prayer card in the form of a star which will work as a Christmas decoration.
Invitation Christmas card with space to advertise local events such as Carol Services for members of the congregation to distribute – an ideal opportunity to invite their neighbours and friends.
Book mark with prayer – ideal for distribution as a token gift at the end of a Christmas service.
All available for bulk purchase from Church House Publishing at www.chpublishing.co.uk See below for prices.
Single copy – £0.80
Pack of 10 – £7.00
Pack of 50 – £30
Large print version
Single copy – £1.50.
Family Prayer Card
Pack of 50 – £16.00
Pack of 50 – £10.00
Pack of 50 – £7.50