Church of England launches Christmas Campaign

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The Church of England has launched its #GodWithUs Christmas campaign, aimed at encouraging people across the country to start or strengthen their faith journey.” The Church will release three videos throughout December to showcase some of the many services that take place during Advent and Christmas. The first focuses on Nine Lessons and Carols:

The second shares the joy of children enjoying a Christingle service and the final a Christmas service. As another component of the campaign, the Church will send a series of reflections, in print and online, to help people take the journey through Advent, Christmas and into 2018. Those interested can sign up by texting GodWithUs to 88802; via email; following the Church on social media; or buying a copy from Church House Publishing. The Church has sold over 75,000 copies of the book and thousands have signed up to receive the reflections by phone and email.

Adrian Harris, head of digital communications at the Church of England, told Premier what he hopes for the campaign. “We hope that millions of people see a message from the national Church that is encouraging and that is explicitly Christian, and ultimately they end up in one of our 16,500 churches this Advent or Christmas,” he said. Referring to the inspiration behind the name of the campaign, Archbishop of Canterbury, Most Rev Justin Welby said: “The constant refrain of Christmas, in carols and readings, is that God is with us.

“In whatever situations you find yourself this Christmas, God is with you – you need only turn to him and ask to know his presence.” To coincide with the campaign, the Church of England has also relaunched a search tool on its website called A Church Near You. It points to tens of thousands to services across the country by simply typing in the local postcode

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