Jesse Trees are very old Christmas tradition dating back to medieval times. They are used to help tell the story of the Bible from creation through to the Christmas Story. They are named after Jesse, the father of King David, and according to Chapter One of Matthew, Jesus’ Great x 14 Grandfather. This is because there is a prophecy in the book of Isaiah (Chapter 11:1-4) which is believed to describe Jesus.
The first Jesse trees were large carvings, tapestries or even stained glass windows that helped people that could not read or write learn about the God’s story. Many people now use them as a kind of Advent calendar, as they help understanding of how the Christmas story fits into the whole Bible.
Our Jesse tree is designed to be used in schools, churches and homes.

Using this resource

Order Sets of 24 stickers and an A3 Jesse Tree poster (please email to order by 31st October) for £0.50 per set plus postage for use at home alongside our online advent-calendar which includes some Bible engagement, and interactive ideas for prayer and activity via the website

Order Larger stickers available for use in school or churches - ( £1 per set of 24 stickers plus postage). The content from the online calendar is available to download below to help prepare resources for church services and clubs. You could use them to decorate your tree, laminate them and use outside, or create a display board (see below for some ideas)

Downloadable resources

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