Light of the World: Advent national assembly for primary and secondary schools

Light of the world assembly

Light of the world assembly


10 December 2020


Watch on YouTube


Online event

Join with students around England and Wales as we pray and reflect together in our Advent national assembly for schools.

We’re all very busy getting ready for Christmas. This year, we may not be able to do the things we usually do, like visit all our families and friends, and spend time in each other’s houses.  

But while we remember some of the difficult times we’ve all lived through this year, we also look forward to the coming of Jesus - the light of the world.

When is the assembly and at what time?

The assembly is on Thursday 10 December. The primary assembly starts at 9.30am and the secondary assembly follows at 10am.

How to watch

The assembly will be streamed live on CAFOD's YouTube channel.

Our assemblies are also available for teachers to view a day or two in advance via Vimeo.

What is the assembly about?

In this assembly we will meet some people around the world who have spread light and hope this year, and we will reflect on what it what it means to share the light of Jesus to help make Christmas special for everyone. 

Previous national assemblies

'A harvest like no other' told the inspiring story of the first Family Fast Day and explored how God's power in us can do more than we can imagine.

'The World We Want' reflected on the changes we have all experienced and how we can grasp this opportunity to transform our world, together.

'Summer of Hope' explored how we could transform things we'd miss over summer into exciting fundraisers to bring hope to communities affected by the pandemic.

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