Christmas worship and study resources (poems, dramas, reflections)

Looking for something for Christmas? Here’s what I’ve got:

Christmas poems from the nine lessons of a carol service

Close up of a chorister's carol music open in a carol service

In this series, I wrote poems inspired by each of the Bible readings from a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. Browse the full series here.

The popular poems in the series are these two:

Close up of shepherds in a nativity scene with lambs. Text over the top: Shepherd, leave your watch and field (a poem inspired by Luke 2:8-16) Faith in Grey Places

Luke 2:8–16: Shepherd, leave your flock and fold

Do not linger at the cost, Seek the one who seeks the lost.

Crescent of the sun coming out from a solar eclipse, lighting up the clouds around a browny-orange. Text: Who walks when you walk in darkness? (a poem inspired by Isaiah 9:2,6–7) Faith in Grey Places

Isaiah 9:2,6–7: Who walks when you walk in darkness?

There is no quiet, No sense of peace, No sight to guide, No knowledge to lead.

Short dramas

Black and white picture of New Jerusalem Bible open at the passage for the circumcision of John the Baptist

🎭 His name is John: Elizabeth writes to Mary

Elizabeth reflects on recent the birth of her son as she writes to her much younger cousin Mary (mother of Jesus). A gentle narrative sermon and monologue inspired by the events told in Luke’s gospel chapter 1, verses 5-25 and 57-80.

Picture of a caravan of camels silhouetted against a desert sky. Title text: The Three Wise Wives. Other text: Matthew on money: the visit of the magi; a short drama, Matthew 2

🎭 The Three Wise Wives (a short drama based on Matthew 2)

The wives of the magi discuss the men’s departure and the wisdom of their quest. A thoughtful sketch about commercialisation, the injustice of patriarchy, and how Jesus’ kingship truly is different.

Black and white picture of New Jerusalem Bible open at the passage for the circumcision of John the Baptist

🎭 Two Boys From Nazareth (a sketch about John the Baptist’s ministry)

A young man is conflicted over John the Baptist’s preaching – and what it will mean for a close childhood friendship. A monologue / narrative sermon based on Matthew 3:1–12.


red lighted candal in glass lantern frame with red berry Christmas decoration, placed on a wooden bench

📝 Advent to Epiphany daily studies: forty reflections and studies to explain Christmas (no prior knowledge assumed)

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