Advent

‘Light in the Darkness' (#LightInTheDarkness) is the theme of this year's Advent calendar, which runs from 1 December until Christmas Eve (Friday 24 December).

This year's theme is inspired by John 1:5 ‘The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.'

Each day during Advent, a new window will be available to open with a themed prayer, video, or story. Sign up below to receive notifications via email when our Advent calendar goes live.

Share your Advent plans with us

We'd be delighted for churches to share with us how they are looking forward to Light in the Darkness. We will share as much as we can on the website and across our social media channels.

Have you got your own stories and photos to share? Please email our Media Relations address at mediarelations@churchofscotland.org.uk

You can also tweet us @churchscotland or find us on Facebook or on Instagram.

The hashtag to use this year is #LightInTheDarkness.

Downloads for Advent

Please feel free to download the following images for your congregation's Twitter and Instagram feeds or Facebook pages. We also have customisable posters you are free to fill in details of your upcoming Christmas church services and events and print, as well as Christmas cards which you are free to print and distribute.

Select an image below; a larger version of it will appear on your screen. Right click on the image and select Save Image As.

Advent gallery

Throughout the coming weeks, we'll share photos on this page to highlight how people from around the Church are celebrating the birth of Jesus and sharing their faith, joy and love.

Do you have your own photos to share? Please email our Media Relations address at mediarelations@churchofscotland.org.uk

You can also tweet us @churchscotland, find us on Facebook or on Instagram.