Advent and Lent

Advent Readings 2021

28th November 2021 – Week 1 2021

5th December 2021

12th December 2021

19th December 2021

25th December 2021


Lent Readings 2020

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Crown of thorns – 5th Sunday

Cloak – 4th Sunday

Coins – 3rd Sunday

Stones – 2nd Sunday

Bread – 1st Sunday

Advent Readings 2020

25th December 2020 – Christmas Day 2020

20th December – Week 4 2020

13th December – Week 3 2020

6th December 2020 – Week 2 2020

29th November 2020 – Week 1 2020


It is fair to say we’re all a bit uncertain about what Christmas is going to be like this year – and perhaps we’re feeling a bit anxious about this. It’s also fair to say that this year as much as ever it is critical we reach out to people who aren’t part of our churches. The Christmas message of Emmanuel – the good news that God is with us – feels perhaps more pertinent than ever before in this extraordinary year. The Methodist Church Christmas campaign for 2020 #GodIsWithUs seeks to share this good news through twenty-four stories of individuals and their experiences of this extraordinary year. Each day of Advent we will share a testimony from somebody connected to the Methodist Church reflecting on what hope has looked like for them this year and how they have experienced God with them. The individuals whose stories the campaign tells include those who have felt the painful effects of isolation this year, who have experienced extreme poverty, who have struggled with poor mental health, who have lost loved ones – like so many millions of others. But ultimately, incredibly, God’s loving presence radiates from each of them in beams of powerful hope. Hope that is so necessary for such a time as this. The campaign name, which ties in with our Presidential theme for the year, of course comes from John Wesley’s purported words on his death bed: ‘the best of all is, God is with us’ which reminds us that even in the times which feel most uncertain, we can be certain of God. Who do you know who needs to hear this message over the coming months? Read the rest of these stories and others at


Leeds Methodist Mission has provided a few resources that encourage reflection and creativity this Christmas.

A guided reflection

Festive Craftivism

Pillars of mindfulness

Let’s Get Physical