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Discover really good news at Christmastime

Have you ever been in anticipation for something, but when it finally arrived you found that it was nothing like what you had expected?

Perhaps you were hoping for some action figures or a cuddly toy for Christmas but instead, you received a jumper with a bright Christmas design or warm winter coat.

When you unwrap the story of the birth of Jesus, it might not be what you expect, but it certainly isn’t a disappointment.

According to the Bible, God had been silent for hundred's of years before Jesus’ birth. Then one day He appeared and made a fairly significant announcement. But what was the message that would compel God to break His silence?

For many centuries, people waited for the promised birth of Jesus. They were anticipating a time when a king would be born to rescue them from the injustice of their enemies. And now they were told to expect the imminent arrival of Jesus, the Messiah.

And it is the telling of this surprising story of God's self-giving love in Jesus that has the power to change people. It is really good news that is truly worth sharing. One that brings hope and peace, even in times of trouble and uncertainty.

This Christmas, discover the really good news of Jesus, the hope and life that he brings to the world. It's a message that continues to impact lives today.

You can find the message of Christmas at your local Elim church or by watching our series of Christmas videos available below.

Watch our Elim Christmastime services online

Each weekend in December, you can watch one of our special Christmas services in the lead up to Christmas. These videos premiere at 10am on each Sunday and will be available to watch on-demand afterwards.

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Children’s Christmas Special

Sunday 6 December @ 10am

An interactive Christmas service produced by Elim's children's ministry 'Limitless Kids'. This event is aimed at infant and primary school year groups 1 to 6 .

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Christmas Unwrapped

Sunday 13 December @ 10am

A Christmas service featuring a Christmas reflection by Sir Cliff Richard, a Bible reading by Sir David Suchet, a new song from Matt Redman and a Christmas message from J.John.

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Christmas Carol Concert

Sunday 20 December @ 10am

A Christmas service featuring carols sung by various Elim churches from across the nations, some special Christmas features and a message from Elim's Mark Greenwood.

What's my story?

Watch these inspiring personal stories of how people came to discover who Jesus is.


Amanda discovered there’s more to life than a tick-box approach when a friend from work invited her on the Alpha Course.


Jordan was invited to church by his girlfriend after thinking, 'surely there's something more than this.'


After going into church to sell drugs, the support Asha received empowered her to give up drugs and follow Jesus instead.

Christmas is full of surprises

Read 'Christmas - A chance to discover' which reveals some seasonal wonders and discoveries, especially the surprising joy there is in discovering Jesus Christ.