'Bright Hope for tomorrow' is the theme of this year's Advent calendar, which covers the four-week period running from the first Sunday of Advent (Sunday 29 November) until Christmas Eve (Thursday 24 December).

This year's theme is based on the lines ‘Strength for Today, Bright Hope for Tomorrow’ from the hymn “Great Is Thy Faithfulness.”

This year will feel very different to previous years, as COVID-19 restrictions continue across Scotland, limiting our opportunities to meet and worship in person. However, we hope that our Advent calendar will help spread a little hope and joy during these dark days.

Each day during Advent, a new window will be available to open with a themed prayer, video, or story.

Share your Advent plans with us

We'd be delighted for churches to share with us how they are looking forward to Bright Hope For Tomorrow. 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

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

The hashtag to use this year is #BrightHopeForTomorrow

Downloads for Advent

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

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 in our gallery below to highlight how people from around the Church are celebrating the birth of Jesus and sharing their faith, joy and love. Click on each photo to find out more about what the churches are doing.

Have you got your own photos to share? Please email our Media Relations address at

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