..is a special online service of stories and carols for Advent and Christmas, featuring:
Stories of hope from the global Church
Specially recorded music from cathedral choirs and music groups across Ireland
Readings and prayers led by members of the Church of Ireland family
We are delighted to be joined by our friends from SAMS Ireland, who have also contributed to the programme.
Hope Dawns trailer
Using the Hope Dawns resources
Churches, groups and individuals are invited to make use of the Hope Dawns service - either in the full service format (a one-hour film) or by downloading individual service elements and using them within their own services.
View or download the service material
There are two versions of the full service film, each with slightly different carols:
Hope Dawns Film 1 includes: O Come O Come Emmanuel; Lo He Comes With Clouds Descending; Come Thou Long Expected Jesus; O Little Town Of Bethlehem
Hope Dawns Film 2 includes: Come Thou Long Expected Jesus; Once In Royal David's City; O Little Town of Bethlehem; Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.
View Individual Video Segments
Stories of hope
Carols (with words)
O Come O Come Emmanuel [Recorded by Lisburn Cathedral]
Lo He Comes With Clouds Descending [Recorded by Belfast Cathedral]
Come Thou Long Expected Jesus [Recorded by Dromore Cathedral]
O Little Town Of Bethlehem [Recorded by Down Cathedral]
Once In Royal David's City [From a CD by the choir of Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin]
Hark! The Herald Angel's Sing [From a CD by Belfast Cathedral]
You can also view or download all the videos on CMSI's Vimeo Page, including lower-res versions of the service films.