New app to help you make the most of Advent
A new app to help you make the most spiritually of the Advent season has been launched by the Bishop of London, The Rt Revd Sarah Mullally.
A Good Advent is available for iOS and Android and includes an introduction to Advent written by Bishop Sarah, as well as short daily Advent meditations, suitable for Christians or people on the edges of faith who wish to make the most of the season.
Research from ComRes show that 92% of British adults are aware of Advent, and 39% expect to do something to celebrate it. Out of the options tested, the new survey showed that Advent calendars are the most popular way of marking Advent, with 30% of adults (37% of women and 22% of men) expecting to use one. 12% of respondents expect to attend a church service or Carol service during Advent, 7% expect to pray, 2% expect to read an Advent book, and 3% expect to mark Advent in some other way.
The new app was created by SPCK, the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. Sam Richardson, CEO of SPCK, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Bishop Sarah and the Diocese of London to launch this innovative new app. As this new research shows, the idea of Advent resonates with people of all faith and none, and we hope the app will encourage people to find deeper meaning even during this busy time of the year.”