Ideas for an online Christmas…

Christmas stall at St Edward the Confessor church a few years ago..

Deck the halls with bows of holly… (and you know the rest!). It’s Advent, and we’ll be celebrating Christmas the way we usually do, but online. Want to celebrate Christmas in your parish or community by holding an online carol service or Christmas Play?

Here’s a quick guide on how to do it:

  1. Choose a date and time, maybe a weekend or evening
  2. Choose an online platform like Zoom.
  3. Create an order of service (see our carol sheet for ideas on which Christmas Hymns to sing).
  4. Find someone who can lead the carols (maybe a good singer or musician, if this is not possible, try using some videos, there are loads on YouTube).
  5. Set up a JustGiving page or invite people to donate to the CAFOD website.
  6. You’re ready to go!

Everything you need to know about organising an online carol service, a selection of favourite carols to use in your service and a script for your Nativity play. Get started with these free downloadable resources here.

We have many more resources and opportunities online at Have a look and see what might work for you and your community.

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