#FollowTheStar invites you to travel in the footsteps of the Wise Men this Christmas to meet Jesus.
This app – from the team behind the award-winning #LiveLent app – contains 14 daily reflections, one for each day from Christmas Eve throughout the 12 days of Christmas, ending with the Epiphany on 6th January. Each one includes a picture, a short Bible passage, a simple prayer and a challenge to reflect or act differently. Together, they form a journey through Jesus’ early life – a journey that will help you take the joy and wonder of Christmas into the year ahead.
The FollowTheStar app can help you
- Find a few minutes each day of Christmas to pause and reflect
- Read a welcome from Archbishops Justin Welby and John Sentamu and a sample day's material
- Read or listen to 14 days of reflections, written and read by Isabelle Hamley (free registration required)
- Find Christmas services and events near you thanks to AChurchNearYou.com
- Explore daily family activities to help all ages to Follow The Star this year (free registration required)
The #FollowTheStar app has been developed by the team responsible for the award-winning 2018 #LiveLent app and Church of England Alexa Skill. It is based on the best-selling booklet/eBook from Church House Publishing, Follow The Star: A Journey through the 12 Days of Christmas by Dr Isabelle Hamley, Chaplain to the Archbishop of Canterbury.
It also offers suggestions on going further, with links to resources and sources of help for the next stage on your faith journey.
#FollowTheStar is the Church of England’s Christmas campaign. Thousands of Christmas services and events are taking place in churches all over the country. Find your nearest and get involved at www.AChurchNearYou.com
The app is free to download. The first day’s material and Christmas service/event finder can be accessed before 24th December. By registering, you’ll be able to access the reflections, explore daily family Christmas activities and find Christmas services and events near you.
This app contains 14 daily reflections, one for each day from Christmas Eve throughout the 12 days of Christmas, ending with the Epiphany on 6th January. This version includes:
- Improved contact info
Ratings and Reviews
Excellent app - very user friendly
I got this app for my daily devotional and I don’t know what it is, but I have never missed a day. The content is great for helping me reflect on the Bible verse and the prayer is a brilliant guide for when having just read, you still don’t know what to pray about!
The fact that there is also an audio version of the Bible verse is a bonus. I wouldn’t change anything, but if I could add anything, it would be offering the entire devotion including reflection and prayer in audio. I guess this could be a paid feature.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.