Online carol service

Prepare for Christmas in your parish or community by holding an online carol service.

A boy lighting candles

This Advent and Christmas, with carols, festive fun, and in your prayers and Advent services, you can join with people around the world.

A guide to setting up your service

  1. Choose a date and time, maybe a weekend or evening
  2. Choose an online platform like Zoom.
  3. Create an order of service (see our carol sheet for ideas on which Christmas Hymns to sing).
  4. Find someone who can lead the carols (maybe a good singer or musician, if this is not possible, try using some videos, there are loads on YouTube).
  5. Set up a JustGiving page or invite people to donate to the CAFOD website.
  6. You’re ready to go!


Download fileOnline carol service guide (pdf, 2mb)

Come together as a parish community this Advent, and celebrate while remembering those in need

Download fileCAFOD Christmas carol sheet (pdf, 2mb)

We've collected our favourite carols for you to use while carol singing, or at a carol service.

Download fileCAFOD Nativity Play 2020 (pdf, 4mb)

Use our script to act out a play about peace, comfort, joy, and a very responsible young sheep. The play can be acted out virtually or in person, with many people, or with just a few. 

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