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Meet a Christian…

What unites Christians?

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Christians come in all different shapes and sizes, but they do have one thing in common – they believe in Jesus Christ as somebody special who has changed their life. Hear some stories here.

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Christmas Quest – Take the Challenge

Use the site to search out the answers to these Christmas trivia questions

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All the answers to the following questions can be found on the site. Take the challenge and then let us know how you got on… 1. Who was the first person to design and print a Christmas card? 2. Where was Saint Nicholas born? 3. […]

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Understanding Christianity

Accredited Resources

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Understanding Christianity is a substantial resource to support the teaching of Christianity in Religious Education. The key purpose of the project is to help all teachers support pupils in developing their own thinking and their understanding of Christianity, as a contribution to their understanding of the world […]

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Christianity Basically: Jesus Christ

Who is God the Son?

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Christians believe in the Trinity – that is, in God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It is important to realise that this does not mean that Christians believe in three gods – they do not. Christians believe in one God that has three parts. Christians […]

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The Story of Christmas

What happened at the first Christmas?

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In this fun film Gran tells Mark, her grandson, and all the children watching the story of the first Christmas. In doing so she answers the BIG questions: What is an angel? Were there really three wise men? Why did they bring such strange gifts? […]

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Christmas in the Bible

Discover more about the characters in the Christmas nativity.

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Christmas in Church

How might Christmas be celebrated in churches?

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Christmas

What makes Christmas so special?

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Christmas is probably the most popular of all Christian festivals. From the beginning of September shops and restaurants are getting ready for the ‘Christmas rush.’ Most schools will put on Christmas plays, in towns Christmas lights decorate the streets and Christmas trees can be seen everywhere. […]

John – an eyewitness account.

What is the significance of Holy Week and Easter for Christians?

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John – an eyewitness account.

What is the significance of Holy Week and Easter for Christians?

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Click here for additional teaching material and collective worship. Glossary to support the film series – John This is the same disciple who was eyewitness to all these things and wrote them down. And we all know that his eyewitness account is reliable and accurate. […]

Easter Sunday

What is the Resurrection?

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Easter Sunday

What is the Resurrection?

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It is on Easter Sunday that the fasting and sadness of Lent turns to joyful celebration as Christians celebrate the Resurrection and declare that death is defeated and Jesus is alive. Jesus had told the disciples before he was arrested that he would be crucified […]

The Easter Story

What does the Bible say about the Easter Story?

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The Easter Story

What does the Bible say about the Easter Story?

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The story of Jesus’ arrest, death, burial and resurrection is sometimes referred to as ‘The Easter Story’. It is a story that is told in all four of the Gospels; the books of the Bible which tell what happened in Jesus’ life. The films here […]

Easter

What makes this festival so special?

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Easter

What makes this festival so special?

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What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘Easter’? Bunnies? Hot cross buns? Gooey creme eggs? Easter is one of the most special times in the year for Christians – and very little of it has to do with chocolate! ‘Easter’ is a season […]

Celebrating Easter

Why is the Resurrection so important to Christians today?

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Celebrating Easter

Why is the Resurrection so important to Christians today?

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If the first question about the Resurrection – Jesus’ return from death – is ‘Did it happen?’, the second is ‘Does it really matter?’ Take a look at these films to find out how Christians have responded to that question.

The Beginning of Lent

What happens on Ash Wednesday?

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The Beginning of Lent

What happens on Ash Wednesday?

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Ash Wednesday is the day after Shrove Tuesday and signals the start of Lent. It is called ‘Ash Wednesday’ because Lent is a time when people are sorry for the wrong things in their lives and ashes are used in the Bible as signs of […]

Shrove Tuesday

What are the origins of this day?

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Shrove Tuesday

What are the origins of this day?

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Shrove Tuesday is actually the day before Lent begins, the day before Ash Wednesday. It is a day of preparation for Lent. Today it is often known as Pancake Day. Shrove comes from the old word ‘shrive’, which means to confess the things you have done […]

Easter Vigil

How do Catholics celebrate the resurrection of Jesus?

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Easter Vigil

How do Catholics celebrate the resurrection of Jesus?

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What is celebrated at Easter? Why is Easter seen as so important? What happens during an Easter vigil? Watch this film to see how and why Catholics celebrate Easter.

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Turning disability into possibility

One Christian's story

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Bart is a Christian who was born with Arthrogryposis – a condition which impacts his joints and movements. Over the years, Bart has continued to defy expectations of what he can achieve while living with this condition, from playing the piano to driving a car. […]