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6 December: Cutty Sark

December 6, 2018

Cutty Sark Constellations

Cutty Sark

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

Rejoice with the ship’s brave sailors, who have followed the stars across the seas and made it home in time for Christmas.

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.

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5 December: 41 Egerton Drive

December 5, 2018

Field of Dreams

41 Egerton Drive

Greenwich, SE10 8JR

Showcasing fields dotted with dreams and stars, along with a nod to the baseball-inspired film.

The window is best viewed after 4 p.m.

On its opening day, the window will be ready by 5 p.m. We will be serving mince pies and mulled wine outside between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Open to anyone who wants to come along. 

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4 December: 51 Hyde Vale

December 4, 2018

Little Lamb, Who Made Thee?

51 Hyde Vale

Greenwich, SE10 8QQ

See a lamb in action! First, dreaming in a field and see the angels, then racing to the stables and finally keeping the new baby Jesus warm.

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

Watch this window in action here!

The window is best viewed any time.

The window will be ready by 6 p.m.

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Dreams for the Future

James Wolfe Primary School, Royal Hill Campus

Randall Place, Greenwich, SE10 8RZ

Our decorative Christmas-themed window shows a collaboration of children’s art from across the school.

As well as creating these beautiful images, we have been thinking about our own dreams. But we’ve also been considering dreams that will help both children and adults in our community around the world this Christmas and into the future.

If you get close enough to the window, you will be able to read the children’s dreams.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Christmas Dreams

Karen Woolven Flowers

18 Royal Hill

Greenwich, SE10 8RT

The talented staff of Karen Woolven Flowers plan to fill their Advent Windows with an everlasting ring of gold.

The window is best viewed at any time.

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Are You Listening?

213 Greenwich High Road

Greenwich, SE10 8NB

Historically, bells are rung during Christmas to announce the arrival of the season, to proclaim the birth of Christ. During church services at Christmas, bells are rung to signal the beginning of the mass.

The tradition of bell ringing can be traced back to pagan winter celebrations. During those times, noisemakers were used to scare away evil spirits in the night. Christmas bells have endured throughout the years as a traditional Christmas activity.

Christmas bells can also be a call for attention. This year, amid all the uncertainty of the world, and a growing reluctance to give time to differing viewpoints, we have to ask: Are you listening?

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.

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Presenting our 2018 Map!

November 16, 2018

Our map for 2018 is now complete!

Now you can start plotting your Advent Windows walk. We know we have a few weeks to go, but it’s never too early to start planning for Christmas.

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Costa’s special Christmas coffee cups are now available, which can only mean one thing: Christmas will be here sooner than you think.

We’re currently making many lists and checking them twice for Advent Windows 2018. We hope you’ll agree that Advent Windows has become a much-loved Christmas tradition on the streets of Greenwich.

Keep an eye on this website or follow us on Twitter at @adventwindows to keep abreast of all of our news. A full map of the 2018 Advent Windows will be posted later in November.

Otherwise, see you on December 1st for our first window!

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24 December: St. Alfege Church

December 24, 2017

Christmas Display at St. Alfege Church

Greenwich Church Street

Greenwich, SE10 9BJ

Advent Windows 2017 concludes at St. Alfege Church, the organisers of the annual event. The life-sized nativity will be on display on the steps of the church.

Christmas Services at St. Alfege Church

Christmas Eve

5.00pm – Christingle and Crib service.

10.45pm – Choir Carol Concert

11.30pm – Midnight Mass (Candlelit)

25th December – Christmas Day

8.00am – Holy Communion

11.00am – Parish Eucharist with Carols

Happy Christmas to you all.

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Angels Triumph

5 King William Walk

Greenwich, SE10 9JH

Angels celebrate the new arrival.

The window is best viewed any time.

The window will be ready by 3 p.m. on 23 December.

Here’s another photo of the work in progress:

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