Today’s Window

“Tidings of Comfort & Joy”

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

9-10 Creek Road, Greenwich, SE10 9RB

The pupils of St. Alfege with St. Peter’s Church of England Primary school will put their creative efforts to good use with this Advent window.

The window will be ready by 3 p.m.

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“Small Acts of Kindness”

51 Hyde Vale

Greenwich, SE10 8QQ

A very special window with music and motion, this will be an amazing display showing all of us what we can do to make the world a better place. This automata is not to be missed!

The window is best viewed any time.

The window will be ready by 6 p.m.

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“Welcome All! (Gonks Included)”

213 Greenwich High Road

Greenwich, SE10 8NB

Gonks. They’re everywhere this time of year, including at 213 Greenwich High Road. Gonks stem from Nordic and Scandinavian mythology and date from the 13th century. It is said that gonks like to sneak into houses and barns in the winter. If families treated them well, the gonks would protect the family and bring them good luck. If they didn’t welcome them, the gonks would play tricks on them. All gonks will be welcome on Greenwich High Road this Christmas season.

The window is best photographed during the day, but can be viewed at any time. It can be best seen from the bus stop in front of West Greenwich Library.

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“Having a Bauble!”

Karen Woolven Flowers

18 Royal Hill

Greenwich, SE10 8RT

They’re having a bauble (and a ball!) over at Karen Woolven Flowers on Royal Hill. You really need to see this in person to appreciate it, and while you’re there, why not buy a wreath, some flowers, some Christmas ornaments, or even all three? They also have an array of beautiful plants, candles and chocolates that would make perfect Christmas presents.

Shop local and support your local businesses (especially those who make beautiful Advent Windows).

The window is best viewed at any time.

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“One Last Time”

6 Nelson Road, Greenwich, SE10 9NU

Pickwick Papers, a fantastic contributor to Advent Windows from the very first year, kicks off the 2022 collection in style. The shop will be closing at the end of the month, when the design studio will be moving across the road and into offices. Please stop by One Last Time and admire the Queen herself.

The window is best viewed any time. 

The window will be ready by 8 a.m.

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Our 2022 Map!

November 23, 2022

Our 2022 Advent Windows Map Is Here! Admire a new window for each day of Advent as shops, schools, pubs, families & even the Cutty Sark show their Christmas spirit in Greenwich, London.

We’re also social! You can follow us on Instagram and Twitter at @adventwindows

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Tidings of Comfort & Joy

November 14, 2022

[Please imagine trumpets blaring]
Presenting our 2022 Poster!

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Thank You!

January 10, 2022

Thank you to everyone who helped make Advent Windows 2021 such a success. See you in December!

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Christmas Display at St. Alfege Church

Greenwich Church Street

Greenwich, SE10 9BJ

Advent Windows 2021 concludes at St. Alfege Church, the organisers of this annual event. 

The church’s own “window” is actually four images hung on the railing in front of the East Portico. The images are from the original sculpture created by Jonathan Bishop for the first ever Advent Window in 2007, which was an animation.  The animation was back projected onto the window of a house on St. Alfege Passage, overlooking the church. It was originally sculpted as an eight-month foetus and the moving image resembled a medical scan. It was the first advent window to open, on 1 December, and the sculpture was presented in church re-shaped into a baby for Christmas Day.

Christmas Services at St. Alfege Church

Due to restrictions in place due to COVID-19, some Christmas services at St. Alfege will be ticketed this year. For more information, go to the church website here. If you’re unable to attend, you can watch the services via YouTube.

Christmas Eve

5 p.m. – Christingle and Crib service. (Ticketed. You can book via this link.) A service especially for families with young children.

11:30 p.m. – Midnight Mass (Candlelit) Choir carol service at 10:45 p.m., followed by Midnight Mass at 11:30 p.m.

25th December – Christmas Day

11 a.m. – Parish Eucharist

26th December – First Sunday of Christmas

10 a.m. – Holy Communion with Hymns

Happy Christmas to you all.

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Brighter Visions

41 Egerton Drive

Greenwich, SE10 8JR

Looking forward to brighter visions in 2022.

The window is best viewed after 4 p.m.

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