Celebrating Christmas

This page is the hub for all or our Chaplaincy Christmas resources. Check back regularly as new videos will be added throughout the festive period.

Still Celebrating Christmas at Birmingham Women's and Children's

For another year our Trust is determined that Christmas will not be cancelled due to COVID-19. We want it to be as magical as it can be, we are working hard to make this happen for our patients, their families and staff. Please make use of these free Christmas stories and resources. We have created many of them within our Trust and more have been shared by our supporters.

Nativity service

We have been unable to hold Carol or nativity services this year, so we thought we would pre-record and share it with you. We have put together something similar to our normal services that we hold each year. It has carols, a very silly sketch and some inspiring reading from patients and staff to help lift our spirits and celebrate the birth of Jesus at Christmas.

Full service

The virus that (tried to) steal Christmas.

We all know that the Coronavirus has caused so much uncertainty, fear and suffering over the last year, with many people fearing that Christmas would be cancelled! Vinnie, The Virus that (tried to) steal Christmas was written to bring a little fun and assurance that there is no way Christmas will be cancelled, although it may look a little different this year! Guess who wins?  Come and join in.

Service highlights

Once in Royal David's City

Joy to the World

Away in a Manger

Silent Night

Gordon, the Grumpy Shepherd

Gordon was a very unhappy shepherd. Nothing was ever good enough for him, until that first Christmas meeting the baby Jesus.

Christmas stories

Thank you to Sally Lloyd Jones for allowing to use some of her Christmas story videos.

He's Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2y2FJqsv_8

Light of The Whole World: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fqMhLApCmA

Song of the Stars: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFbm0wS3rlg&t=8s

Further information about Sally’s work can be found at  https://www.sallylloyd-jones.com/ 

Christmas animation

This is a lovely retelling of the Christmas story. We are thankful to Lifewords for free permission to use it,

https://www.lifewords.global/shop/product/outsidein-animation/

Some lovely Christmas ideas for things to make: GodVenture.co.uk

Christmas Godly Play

Thank-yous

Thank you to Natalie Powell in our Clinical Photography team and Rich Smith from mediastuff.co.uk  for doing such a wonderful job with the videos.Also our Chaplaincy team, especially Andrew (Grumpy shepherd), Ruth (Vinnie the virus) and Liz and the staff choir (carols).  Also thank you to Kate Rusby for permission to use her fantastic music and Sally Lloyd Jones for allowing use of their wonderful Christmas resources.