The Church of England Advent Readings for 2022 into 2023 are Lectionary year A.
This collection of colouring images covers most of the readings from Ash Wednesday through to Easter Day.
As well as providing these as colouring poster images we have created templates for printing as cards so you can colour your own Easter card.
Each of the illustrations highlights specific themes of the reading.
The full readings and images can be previewed by looking at the turning the pages version shown below.
Colouring in isn't just for Children, we have had many adults comment on our colouring packages including one who said: "They are quiet contemplation, meditatively complex, colouring with focus that leads into enjoyment and prayerful mindfulness. Creativity with heart and depth. [Lindisfarne Scriptorium's] colouring books are for me a prayer focus and stress release in one."
We have been told about our images being used in Prisons, in Colleges, in Mission, in Retreats.
Please note... This product is for an Adobe PDF file sent to you by EMAIL containing print masters for printing. It comes with a license to only produce copies of the colouring pages for your own private use. If you want to use this product within countries that use letter/legal/tabloid paper sizes instead of A5, A4 and A3 then please select the US Edition from the "Size:" drop down above. The file is over 30MB which often fails as a download hence we will email it you using wetransfer.com.
Try turning the pages in the planning document below. Clicking on a page will move it forwards and backwards.
Whether you are looking for a youth programme, a communal art activity or something a little different to do for Lent this year, our Lent Colouring Worksheets provide a creative, engaging and participatory way for ALL AGES to engage with their faith.
We are providing the images as digital images (via Adobe PDF file) so if you want you can print them smaller or larger. You can also buy just the digital file for multiple printing (see below).
We have been producing colouring images since 2005 and have had them used in many different ways. Here are a few suggestions...
Sunday School / Youth Groups.
As part of your Youth program encourage your kids to colour in the posters and then display or present them in the Church either week by week or as part of the Easter Day service.
Many churches have topical Bible Studies throughout the year, why not get a group together and do a study on the bible passages and colour while you learn!
Have your children's/youth ministry take a poster to a nursing home to colour with the residents. Or leave some with the residents and pick them up to share with your church.
Bring and Share Food Event
Your church could host a simple soup/salad/sandwiches meal each week during Advent and have conversation and colouring before or after eating together.
Leave the colouring posters out on tables during Coffee Hour/Fellowship Hour after church for people of all ages to sit, colour, and talk with one another.
Colouring in Worship
Set up a couple of tables in your church space to allow young people (and the young at heart) to colour during worship. A great way for children to engage with worship in a new way.
Why not try bringing them into your Church.
Introductory discount pricing expires 28-02-2023