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A Journey through the 12 days of Christmas 2019
Invites everyone to travel in the footsteps of the Wise Men to meet Jesus. Starting on Christmas day and offering twelve daily reflections and finishing on the Epiphany (6 January 2020).
Welcome from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York
For many of us, Christmas brings up so many emotions, memories and expectations. We have one nativity story, but it can seem like we all have very different Christmases.
For you, it might be a time of joy and togetherness. Or perhaps it’s all about planning and to-do lists.
Many others can find it a sad and lonely time – nagged by the feeling that your Christmas is not like those ‘perfect’ ones we see in the media. But just like the unexpected assortment of people who were invited to meet the baby Jesus, #FollowTheStar doesn’t ask you to be perfect.
It says: come just as you are to take the life-changing Christmas journey. Wherever you are this Christmas, you are invited to follow the star and to be with Jesus. You are welcome. You are deeply known and truly loved.
Mary and Joseph and all those caught up in the Christmas story were surprised by the astonishing way that God chose to live among us.
Each Christmas we are reminded of God’s longing to surprise us with his gift of joy, love and new life. It’s the greatest present we can receive and share with others!
We pray this booklet offers a path for your journey closer to Jesus – and we wish you every blessing this Christmas.
Archbishops Justin Welby & John Sentamu
You are invited
To sign up for our daily emails to take the life-changing Christmas journey. Each one includes a picture, a short Bible passage, a simple prayer, and an action to reflect on.
Apple iOS & Android Apps are available to download, with videos, daily prayers, reflections, Bible passages, and family activities. Just search for ‘Follow the Star’ in the App Store.
2019 Follow the Star booklets will be available to accompany your Christmas journey, please pick up your copy in Church during December.
Online signup will be available here during December