Inspired to Follow: Advent Course

from St Martins in the Fields, London
We have now added a third Advent Course to our resource Inspired to Follow: Art and the Bible Story, which takes us through Advent in terms of the candles on ‘The Advent Wreath,’ so exploring the Patriarchs, the Prophets, John the Baptist and Mary.
As part of our updating of the Inspired to Follow resource we added two Advent Courses to the site in 2018. These Advent Courses explore ‘The Four Last Things’ – Death, Judgement, Heaven and Hell – and ‘Advent Characters’ – Elizabeth & Mary, Joseph, Zechariah & Elizabeth, Herod.
As part of our Advent preparations this year at St Martin-in-the-Fields, we will be running the Inspired to Follow course exploring ‘Advent Characters’ on the following Sundays between 12 noon and 1.00pm:
• 24 November: Elizabeth & Mary – Luke 1:35-49, ‘The Visitation of the Virgin to Saint Elizabeth,’ Workshop of Goossen van der Weyden, about 1516
• 1 December: Joseph – Matthew 1:18-25 & 2:13-15, ‘The Dream of Saint Joseph,’ Philippe de Champaigne, 1642-3
• 15 December: Zechariah & Elizabeth – Luke 1:57-71, ‘The Naming of Saint John the Baptist,’ Barent Fabritius, probably 1650-5
• 22 December: Herod – Matthew 2:1-12 & 16-17, ‘The Massacre of the Innocents with Herod,’ Gerolamo Mocetto, about 1500-25
All are most welcome.
We are also preparing a Lent Course to add to the site later in 2019. This will be entitled ‘Who is my Neighbour?’ and will be written by Ayla Lepine and Jonathan Evens. We will send information about this new course later in the year.
If you have any feedback after using the resource, please do get in touch at We would be glad to hear what your experience has been.
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