December 2017


Art Made by St. Ursula’s School

68 Crooms Hill, Greenwich, SE10 8HG

Our Ladye Star of the Sea & St. Ursula’s School are pleased to share St. Alfege Church Advent Windows for 2017. We are calling the window “Jubilation” not only because it’s the theme for Advent Windows this year, but also to mark the anniversary of our school this year.

Our window can be seen at the Presbytery of the church on 68 Crooms Hill. The artwork was completed by the school’s art department with assistance from the St. Ursula’s students.



Strong Reason & Good Fancy

28 King George Street

Greenwich, SE10 8QD

Our window is a celebration of Nicholas Hawksmoor, the clerk turned visionary who rebuilt St. Alfege Church 300 years ago. A hard-working man, with fewer aristocratic patrons than his rivals, he sought for the eternal, believing that do do otherwise means, “we doe but dress things in Masquerade.”

This window will be on display all day, but will be lit at night.

The window will be ready by 7:30 p.m. on 10 December. Neighbours and all-comers are warmly invited to join us for mulled wine, and quite possibly, mince pies. 


9 December: Cutty Sark

December 9, 2017


Cutty Sark

Cutty Sark Gardens, King William Walk, Greenwich, SE10 9HT

Rejoice with the ship’s brave sailors, who have made it back to port to be with their loved ones at this special time of year.

The colourful flags celebrate Cutty Sark’s Christmas homecoming. The ship’s wheel symbolises her safe journey home.

We would like to thank all of the families who helped us create this window at our Christmas craft workshop.

The window can be seen at any time, but it is best viewed after dark.


Let Earth Receive Her King

St. Alfege with St. Peter’s Church of England Primary School

10 Creek Road, Greenwich, SE10 9RB

As we reflect on the jubilation of Christmas, we rejoice with the angels in heaven and the people on earth as we prepare to receive our King. Let our hearts prepare him room and our voices repeat the sounding joy; the Lord has come!

Arise, shine for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you. Isaiah 60:1

The window is best during the day, but is also illuminated at night. 

The window will be ready by 3:30 p.m. on 8 December. 


Meridian Jubilation

Meridian Primary School

Old Woolwich Road, Greenwich, SE10 9NY

The children of Meridian Primary school create their own Christmas fun.

The window is best viewed any time.


Berry Christmas!

Karen Woolven Flowers

18 Royal Hill

Greenwich, SE10 8RT

The talented staff of Karen Woolven Flowers plan to fill their Advent Windows with a tumbling and cascading waterfall of holly berries.

The window is best viewed at any time.


Happiness Is…

Greenwich Railway Station: Created by the Flower Hut at Greenwich Station

Greenwich High Road

Greenwich, SE10 8NB

This Advent Window finds its inspiration from Katie’s customers at the Flower Hut. She has asked her customers was “Happiness Is…” and the answers will be incorporated into the display.

The window can be viewed at any time.

The window will be ready by noon on 5 December.



James Wolfe Primary School, Royal Hill Campus

Randall Place, Greenwich, SE10 8RZ

As a school, we decided the theme of jubilation incorporated the best parts of a child’s Christmas. Bringing back traditional symbolism associated with the festive period whilst also capturing the children’s excitement during the season that is upon us. We are also embedding the spirit of giving and helping one another with the children.

The window will be ready by 3 p.m. on 12 December. The children will be singing Christmas carols to open the window.



Art done by St. Alfege Children’s Church

7 Point Hill, Greenwich, SE10 8QW

This colourful display of lanterns decorating the plum tree describes our feelings as we move through the anticipation of Advent to the joy all around the world as we celebrate the birth of Jesus at Christmas

Joy to the world! The Lord is come.

Let earth receive her king!

Let every heart, prepare him room,

And heaven and nature sing.

The window is best viewed at night.

The window will be ready by 4 p.m. on 3 December.


It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

213 Greenwich High Road

Greenwich, SE10 8NB

The Christmas tree is one of the most enduring and iconic images of Christmas.

It is believed that the preacher Martin Luther was the first person to bring a Christmas tree into a home in the way we know it today. One night before Christmas, he was walking through the forest and saw stars shining through the tree branches. He went home and told his children how beautiful it was and how it reminded him of Jesus, who left the stars of heaven to come to earth at Christmas.

Queen Charlotte, the wife of King George III, erected the first known Christmas tree in England in 1800 at the Queen’s Lodge, Windsor. Prince Albert, who is wrongly credited with introducing the Christmas tree to this country, certainly contributed to its popularity after a illustration of the tree in Windsor Castle was featured in 1848 in the Illustrated London News. Its popularity grew from that time.


We wish you a very happy Christmas (featuring your own Christmas tree, of course) and a joyful 2018 for all.

The window is best photographed during the day, but can be viewed at any time.

The window will be ready by 4 p.m. on 2 December.