Walking the Way is all about following, learning from, and eventually being transformed by Christ. To help individuals, small groups and entire congregations do that, the Walking the Way team are committed to providing a wide variety of resources – including prayers, liturgies, Lent/Easter/Advent resources, hymns, poems, films and examples of good practice.   

This page is where you will find these resources. We’re planning to update it regularly – and we’re aiming to ensure that, in time, there will be something for everyone. Walking the Way launched at the start of Advent 2017, so, while there may only be a few resources to start with, we’re confident that these pages will soon be full of resources designed to help you walk more closely with Jesus. (And if you are looking for resources that have been on these web pages, but you can’t find them on this page, have a look in the Archived Resources section).

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2017 archived resources buttonOn this page, you’ll find resources that are no longer current, but that we know some will want to continue accessing. We’ve organised them by the year they were first made available. 

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These Advent-to-Epiphany liturgies for Walking the Way; Living the life of Jesus today honour tradition and reflect the concept of a journeying, growing, faith. They start from the first Sunday in Advent, move us through Christmas, and, as a further indication of journeying, complete in Epiphany.

The liturgies are short, use colour, and are led by a variety of people in the congregation. The weekly pattern is:

  • lighting of a candle (one additional candle each week)
  • a verse of Scripture (taken from the Contemporary English Version)
  • a short comment, with a question for the congregation (or group) and time for reflection and answers
  • a prayer with responses.

The liturgies may fit anywhere in a worship service, and will also work well as in discussion groups and meetings. 


Candle colour

Person lighting candle



Oldest in congregation


Dark orange

A brother



A mother



The youngest



Worship leader


All candles lit

Worship leader

 (Note: these candle colours are only a suggestion, based on the colours of the Walking the Way branding, and moving from darkness to light.)

Walking to Christmas

Walking the way and living the life of Jesus in Advent is a journey towards, and beyond, the celebration of the incarnation, releasing boundless hope, peace, love and joy into the world.  As we follow a well-known candle-lighting ritual, let us ask questions for today – how can we walk in hope or peace or love or joy in everyday life? 

If you would like to use the text of these prayers in other documents, please click here.

Walking the Way Living the life of Jesus today