'People say that this is the moment when their Christmas starts'
Barbara Weeks has helped organise fantastic Christingle services for the past 30 years at her church in Devon.
Advent: What happened when I reached comedic puberty
How can we turn our eyes away from ourselves and our successes this Advent? Comedian Andy Kind shares his experiences of chasing success.
Advent: Parliament is taking notice
We’ve rescheduled our Advent calendar because this was too good an opportunity to miss.
Advent: Can God use dysfunctional families?
Krish explores a Hebrew understanding of family, and challenges us to re-think understanding our own families in the run up to Christmas.
Advent: Opening doors, year by year
What if Advent calendars told the story of your life? Imogen explores the implications of this for herself and others…
The many values of befriending
Being a befriender can make a huge difference in a young person's life, writes a volunteer at our LEAP programme in Leeds.
Archbishop Justin Welby welcomes us to Advent
This year, Archbishop Welby joins a fantastic team of Advent calendar contributors to remind us that ‘for the children. . . it can seem like endless waiting – like days of sitting in an aeroplane without getting closer to our destination.’
Young carer champion interviews the CEO of Henley Festival
Find out what happened when Melissa interviewed Charlotte about The Children’s Society and Henley Festival working in partnership to help young carers.
Digging into our history
This week we're kicking off our archives blog, looking at our history and how the past gives context to our current work
Teachers' opinions of free school meals
The head teacher of Conisborough College outlines why he supports our Fair and Square campaign
Mapping the projected rise in vulnerable families and children
We break down the data contained in our recent joint report with NSPCC and Action for Children, identifying where vulnerability is projected to rise by 2015.