Advent 2020

The Season of Advent begins on Sunday November 29th this year. It’s a time of preparing for and looking forward to Christmas. It will all be different this year because of the pandemic. Individuals at home, families at home and parish communities will still keep the season as a special time of encounter with Christ.

Advent Calendar for the Parish

"O" Antiphons

Diocesan Carol Service

Carol services are a wonderful family tradition of our Advent and Christmas celebrations, and often are a great opportunity to invite those who are not regular Churchgoers to connect with our parish or chaplaincy community. This can be quite challenging to do this year so we are offering a virtual diocesan carol service. As a Diocese we celebrated a short online carol service on Friday 18th December; if you weren't able to watch it live then it is still available to view on Bishop Patrick’s YouTube Channel ( with readings, music, prayers and reflections. 

Living Advent

This podcast series will explore how we live the virtues of Advent (Hope, Love, Joy & Peace) in our daily lives. Each week in Advent we will discuss one of the virtues with people from all across the diocese who are trying to live that virtue in today’s secular society.  

Diocese of Nottingham : Podcasts

For those who do not use a podcast service, a smartphone or tablet, you can directly download the audio files to listen to or pass them on to others.

Living Advent Podcast (

CAFOD Advent Prayer - A Journey To The Manger

Each Sunday evening up to the Epiphany join us for some simple and peaceful prayer and reflection as we share our journey of Advent together. We will gather around a candle and be gently led in a time of prayer.

Register to the series.

CAFOD's online Advent calendar 2020