Advent Reflections 2022

Our Advent reflections take a new format this year with just the invitation to finish the sentence “Advent is……?” and the option to be as creative as desired.

We have invited people from within the diocese to contribute including two Bishops, the principle of Sarum College, and the programme director for Rural Hope. We also have contributions from people within the Beaminster Team including, amongst others, church wardens, lay worship leaders, lay pastoral assistants, an organist, a headteacher, and Gin Church members.

We hope you find these reflections useful as a guide through the days of Advent, beginning on Advent Sunday 27th November and concluding on Christmas Eve.

As you journey through Advent with us you might like to answer the question for yourself – Advent is?


Bright star-maker God,
travel with us
through Advent
shine into our
dark corners
lead us into
ways of justice
warm us
with joy and wonder
bring us
to new birth.

– Ruth Burgess