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Seasonal material

Supporting you through the rich cycle of the church year

The Seasons and festivals section of the ROOTS website offers you resources all through the rich cycle of the church year. Here are just a few examples!



Advent and Christmas

Advent journey
Four sheets (one per week) to encourage a daily, reflective and prayerful journey towards the celebration of Christmas.

Countdown to Christmas Advent calendar
Balance your pre-Christmas activities with our paired prayer, reflection and action suggestions. While you write Christmas cards, why not pray for the recipients? As you're shopping for Christmas dinner, you could take the opportunity to support your local food bank. Combine the sacred and secular - as a family, or on your own.


Stepping stones Christmas story trail
Resources to help very young children journey through the Christmas story. Use this flexible trail with toddler groups, or as part of a special service.

A Christmas celebration
Telling the Christmas story to children, using multisensory activities and mini-bunting.

The child at the centre
A Christmas Day service for all ages.



Lenten journey
Helping children and families follow Jesus' journey to Jerusalem.



Mothering Sunday

Motherhood: Cliche and reality
An all-age service.


Holy Week

Holy Week acts of worship
An act of worship for each day of Holy Week: for all ages, in church or at home.



Spirit of Love
An interactive Pentecost celebration for all ages.


Creation Time and Harvest

Paying attention to the sky
A Creation Time service for all ages.

Harvest drama: Time to grow 
For children and/or young people.


New school year

Refreshed: the new school year
An opportunity to explore hopes and concerns for the coming year.



Shining in the darkness
Ideas for a Halloween party.



The end of World War One
Resources to commemorate the signing of the Armistice in 1918.


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