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Hope Dawns… 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.

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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)

Other music

Bible Readings


Other content

You can also view or download all the videos on CMSI's Vimeo Pageincluding lower-res versions of the service films.

Virtual Collection

The Hope Dawns material is provided free of charge, but if you are able, we would encourage you to make a contribution towards the cost of producing the service and to the wider work of CMSI.

Please write 'Hope Dawns' in the instructions

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