Comfort and Joy
“We pray that as you journey with this booklet through the Christmas season you will know God’s comfort and, in whatever your circumstances, be surprised by God’s joy.”
Archbishops Justin Welby and Stephen Cottrell
Comfort and Joy is the Church of England’s 2020 Christmas campaign.
Taking inspiration from a traditional carol service, it features daily reflections for the Christmas season from Kate Bottley, Jonathan Bryan, Bob Chilcot, Martha Collison, Stephen Cottrell, Guli Francis-Dehqani, Chine McDonald, Sally Phillips and Justin Welby.
Beginning on Christmas Day and ending on 2 January, each day explores a Bible reading and a familiar carol, encouraging us to look with fresh eyes at how the timeless truth of Christmas might shape our lives in these extraordinary times, and inviting us to hear again the message of the angels – good news of God’s unfailing love for a world that is weary and hurting.
Churches all over the country will be marking Advent and Christmas in both new and familiar ways, both in person and online. Find out more about the campaign, access online services, download the free app featuring audio versions of all the featured carols at: www.churchofengland.org/ComfortAndJoy
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