December 2019

Patient Penguins

213 Greenwich High Road

Greenwich, SE10 8NB

Penguins are known as one of the most patient species in the animal kingdom. Come admire some giant ones on Greenwich High Road and ask yourself if you could be as patient as the penguins are.

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

The window will be ready by 2 p.m. on 1 December.


December 6, 2019: Cutty Sark

December 6, 2019

Waiting by the Quay

Cutty Sark

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

Cutty Sark was launched in 1869 to transport tea back from China. On her first voyage to Shanghai she carried, “large amounts of wine, spirits and beer” on the outward leg of her journey, returning with 1,305,812 pounds of tea.

Cutty Sark has travelled across the world, sailing under both the Red Ensign and the Portugese flag. She visited every major port in the world through the course of her working life and carried many different cargos all around the world, including wool, coal, shark bones, pianos, mail and rice.

This Advent Window shows people waiting on the quay for the Cutty Sark to arrive. Perhaps they are waiting for the precious cargos or for loved ones to return hoe after months at sea.

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.


Waiting Angels

41 Egerton Drive

Greenwich, SE10 8JR

Just like mere mortals, even angels have to wait for the bus.

The window is best viewed after 4 p.m.



Countdown to Christmas

Greenwich Railway Station: Art Created by Courtyard Nursery

Greenwich High Road

Greenwich, SE10 8NB

A display of eagerly awaited Christmas items, created by the pupils of Courtyard Nursery.

The items will be the things that 3- and 4-year-old children hold dear, including Father Christmas, snow, presents and more.

The window can be viewed at any time.

The window will be ready by 4 p.m. on 12 December.



James Wolfe Primary School, Royal Hill Campus

Randall Place, Greenwich, SE10 8RZ

During the month of December, there is much anticipation for the arrival of Christmas for children and adults alike. People wait for many things, some use this time to celebrate the lead up to the birth of Jesus, other anticipate being reunited with family and friends. People use this day to celebrate, while others wait for peace and harmony within our global community.

This year we are thinking of those who rely on and wait for the generosity of others. James Wolfe Primary School is planning visits to our local care home and organising a food bank. This demonstrates to the children in our school the importance of helping others and serving our community, just as Jesus did.

Our window shows the 25 days in the countdown to Christmas, and will include symbols of peace and the celebration of Christmas, which for many children, is one of the most special times of the year.

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

The window is best viewed between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. After the school closes, you’ll be able to see the windows from Royal Hill during the day.



51 Hyde Vale

Greenwich, SE10 8QQ

O come, O come, Emmanuel,

And ransom captive Israel,

Who Mourns in Lonely Exile Here

With music and motion, this is a window not to be missed.

The window is best viewed any time.

The window will be ready by 6 p.m.


Boogie Winterland

Karen Woolven Flowers

18 Royal Hill

Greenwich, SE10 8RT

We kick off our 2019 Advent Windows project with some glitter and shine. Dance on up Royal Hill to admire the Boogie Winterland window at Karen Woolven Flowers.

The window is best viewed at any time.