Christmas 2020

We knew Christmas 2020 was going to be different – and different can still be special.  Here are some practical Covid-safe ideas we heard from different churches which can be adapted for any Christmas.

Christmas 2020 was different for everyone, both practically and emotionally.  There was a need to be imaginative and creative, as we helped people find hope and delight in the story of the Christ child coming into the world.

Churches, whether they were open for worship or not, found new ways to share the Church of England’s Christmas theme that year, ‘Comfort and Joy‘. 

The pages below offer some practical ideas we gathered and which can be adapted according to your own risk assessment over future Christmases. There are a lot of ideas here, so choose one or two things that are achievable in your context.

Have a look through this one-sheet list of inspirational ideas to get you started (from Emma Buchan in our Christmas webinar broadcast November 12th 2020). 

We’re pleased to share ideas from others too:

Share an idea here on the Church Support Hub

Submit an idea if you'd like to tell us about anything you're planning for Christmas.