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Christian churches from all denominations, sizes and locations uniting together to sing the Christmas Story into the heart of the community.

Christmas Countdown 2017…

2017/12/25 00:00:00

 

What is Carols by Streetlight?

Carols by Streetlight is a movement within Christian churches across Australia, singing the Christmas story into the heart of the community.

This Christmas, we are asking churches nationwide to join with us by sending groups out into their local neighbourhoods to sing ‘Carols by Streetlight.’ To find out more about the vision behind Carols by Streetlight, check out our promotional video. If you’d like to get on board, feel free to show the video at your church and help us spread the word via your social media channels too.

We’d love for as many groups as possible to join in, singing ability is not important – many voices make a great sound, so if you’re keen to get a group together please connect!

Connect

We’d love to connect with you and see this movement grow so, Like us on Facebook and get onboard! If you’d like more information about the movement, or some extra assistance or advice about how to organise a group please fill out the form below.

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Add Your Carolling Location

We would also love to see Carols by Streetlight spreading through streets and communities all around Australia, so once you’ve decided where your group will go carol singing, please add your carolling location to the map!

Please Note: This is a gift to your community, not a fundraising or promotional exercise so please don’t collect donations, sing door to door or hand out material.

Carols by Streetlight accepts no responsibility or liability for your adaption of this concept to your local circumstances. Please ensure your local church holds appropriate Public Liability insurance to cover your events.

 

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Promotional Materials

The promotional materials below can be used at your church/organisation to promote Carols by Streetlight to your church community. If you intend to congregate on private property ie. in a shopping centre, mall or food outlet you will need to request permission well ahead of time (using the permission form linked to below) and provide a copy of Public Liability insurance from your Church.

Remember, the goal is to spread the light of the Story of Christmas by singing carols in your neighbourhood streets rather than just in spaces like shopping centres. For this reason we would encourage you to choose several local streets and sing carols in a few places to bless as many people in the local community as possible. Thanks for being involved!

Download Promotional Materials for Printing (A4 Poster + A5 Flyer)

Download Promo Video (click here, then press white arrow button above video)

Download Promotional PowerPoint Slide

– Public Spaces Permission Request Form

– Carol Singing Availability Sheet

Carols (Official Lyric Sheets)

The number of carols you choose to sing and the number of streets you visit is up to your group/church, however we would ask you to only sing Christmas carols that share the light of the true story of Christmas (see list below) rather than secular Christmas songs. These carols have been approved for public use and do not require a license. It may be good to print a few extra copies of carols for listeners that want to join in.

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Angels From the Realms of Glory
Angels We Have Heard on High
Away In A Manger
Hark The Herald Angels Sing
Joy To The World
O Come All Ye Faithful
– O Holy Night
– O Little Town Of Bethlehem
Once in Royal David’s City
– Silent Night
The First Noel
– While Shepherds Watched their Flocks by Night

 

Helpful Tips

Group Size

How many people should sing in one group?

Comfortable group sizes are as follows:
Competent singers: 5
Average singers: 8-10

Where?

How should my group choose where to sing?

Make sure there are footpaths for strollers etc.
Better volume on back streets than main roads.
Standing still to sing is easier than walking.

When?

When should we go caroling and for how long?

In fine weather. Any rain keeps people indoors.
45 minutes of walking, pausing & singing can cover a couple of blocks.

News & Stories

Promotion

Now that we’re really starting to ramp up the promo we’ve had a great reception so far! We have a number of radio interviews lined up, as well as printed media and support from churches. Keep an eye out in Facebook for updates on radio broadcasts. […]

Who are we?

We are a group of bible believing Christians from many denominations (Baptist, Uniting, Anglican, Salvation Army and Australian Christian Churches) who love Jesus and want to see people across Australia reconnect with the true meaning of Christmas. We are a group of […]

Carols Bring People Together

To have people take time, at such a busy time of year, to freely share some of the music of Christmas was truly a precious gift. To be sitting in my home and hear the melody of carols drift through the evening air was beautiful and almost surreal. […]

Carols by Streetlight Beginnings

Did you know that every Christian in Australia is invited to join the Carols by Streetlight movement? Carols by Streetlight had a humble beginning in 2014 when two groups set out from a church to sing the Gospel to their neighbourhoods. They brought joy and discovered that people would come out of their houses to say thanks or just spend a moment to enjoy a carol. From this, we knew that the community were eager to share in the joy of Christmas. […]

Christmas Carols

Christmas carols have been around for many hundreds of years. Their early beginnings were in the 9th and 10th centuries where Christmas “Prose” were introduced into monasteries. Around the 12th century music was combined with the words, however as many of them were written in Latin their popularity faded. […]

Testimonials

Carols by Streetlight

"Joining together to sing carols made Christmas come alive"

Contact

If you’d like more information about Carols by Streetlight or if you’ve participated in / been blessed by this initiative and would like to share your story with others, please send us a message using the form below. Make sure you also connect with us on social media and stay tuned for updates about Carols by Streetlight in the future!

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