The Church of England Advent Readings for 2021 into 2022 are Lectionary year C.
Mary has created 85 colouring images to complement every one of the readings that you can use each week of Advent through to Christmas Day and then continued to create new items for The weeks after Christmas through to Epiphany.
The images cover First Sunday to Fourth Sunday in Advent, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and as extras some of the readings from the First and Second Sunday of Christmas, Epiphany, The Baptism of Christ, Second, Third and Fourth Sunday of Epiphany and The Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Candlemass). The Bible passages are taken from the Church of England Lectionary 2021-C but cover common readings used throughout Advent and subsequently can 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.
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 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.
Why not try bringing them into your Church.
Please note... This product is for a zip archive of PDFs sent to you by EMAIL 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. The file is over 170MB which 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.
UPDATE: Plastic Sleeves: We are currently attempting to source biodegradable sleeves for our greetings cards. Until we have sourced appropriate ones we are either shipping cards unpacked or using up existing packed cards to fulfil orders. We will attempt supply trade orders with celephane wrapped cards on request.