For Advent Mary has created 62 images to compliment the readings in the Church of England Lectionary.
The images cover The First to Fourth Sunday in Advent, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The Bible passages are taken from the Church of England Lectionary 2023-B but cover common readings used throughout Advent and subsequently could be used in all Churches.
As well as providing these as colouring poster images we have created templates for printing as cards so you can colour your own Christmas card.
Each of the illustrations highlights specific themes of the reading.
We recommend you consider putting together the reading text and a brief commentary (not a full sermon!) together with the relevant image to offer to your congregation.
Whether you’re looking for a youth programme, a communal art activity or something a little different to do for Advent this year, our Advent Activity Sheets provide a creative, engaging and participatory way for ALL AGES to engage with their faith.
The full readings and images can be previewed by looking at the turning the pages version shown below.
We are providing the images as digital images (via Adobe PDF files) so if you want you can print them smaller or larger depending on your group size. You can also buy just the digital file for printing at home with a specific license for your own use.
We have been producing colouring images since 2005 and have had them used in many different ways.
Colouring in is not 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.
Why not try bringing them into your Church.
Please note... This product is for a zip archive of PDFs by email/download containing print masters for printing the images up to A4/Letter size. It comes with a license to produce as many copies of the colouring pages / greetings cards as you wish. 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 drop down below.
If you have difficulties downloading the files then please contact us via the website and we will send the files using wetransfer.com
Try turning the pages in the preview version below. Clicking on a page will move it forwards and backwards.