December 2014

P1000695Dusk to Dawn

28 King George Street

Greenwich, SE10 8QD

A celebration of the fact that however long the night, the dawn will always follow.

The window is best viewed in the hours of darkness, but visible during the day.

The window will be ready by 6 p.m. on 14 December and mince pies will be available.


13 December: 30 Crooms Hill

December 13, 2014


Do You See Angel Faces?

30 Crooms Hill

Greenwich, SE10 8ER

An installation that invites contemplation of what Angel faces might look like and what they might convey. Can they only be seen in the mind’s eye?

The window is best viewed any time, but best after dark.

The window will be ready by 6 p.m. on 13 December.


IMG_2946Cheek to Cheek

Pickwick Papers & Fabrics

6 Nelson Road, Greenwich, SE10 9NU

The beauty of smiling Angels, Cheek to Cheek, from Heaven above.

The window is best viewed any time.

The window will be ready by 6 p.m. on 12 December.



James Wolfe Primary School, Randall Place Campus

Randall Place, Greenwich, SE10 9LA

Each child in the class will make a colourful angel using tissue paper in a cut-out template. The angels will be displayed in a high classroom window facing onto Randall Place

The window is best viewed after dark, when lights will illuminate the angels.

The window will be ready by 3:30 p.m. on 11 December.

Parents and children will be able to see teachers singing a few Christmas carols from 3:45 p.m. under the Advent Window. A collection will be made for the church.


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The Vicarage of St. Alfege’s Church

33 Park Vista, Greenwich, SE10 9LZ

According to Matthew, an angel comforts Joseph in a dream and tells him to take Mary as his beloved, even though this will take them both on a journey neither of them can predict or control.

The window is best viewed any time.

The window will be ready by 6 p.m. on 10 December. 


Angel Faces

Art Made by St. Ursula’s School

68 Crooms Hill, Greenwich, SE10 8HG

P1000687 Our Lady Star of the Sea & St. Ursula’s School are pleased to share St. Alfege Church Advent Windows for 2014. The 9th window, seen at the Presbytery on 68 Crooms Hill, features a revelation of the Archangel Michael to St Angela Merici (Founder of the Ursuline Movement) after the style of Raphael. The artwork was completed by the school’s art department with assistance from the St. Ursula’s students.

Best viewed in the evening.


8 December: Cutty Sark

December 8, 2014

Here it is at night:


Here it is in the day:

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Cutty Sark

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

Peek through a porthole and out to sea. Angels and stars light the night sky, guiding ships safely across the water. Created by families at the Cutty Sark. “Heaven’s Light Our Guide” is a motto that decorates the ship’s stern.

The window is best viewed after dark.

The window will be ready by 5 p.m. on 8 December.


7 December: 14c Park Vista

December 7, 2014

IMG_2102Angel Emoticons

14c Park Vista

Greenwich, SE10 8LZ

With a nod to modern communications, this Advent Window will have angels created by telephone emoticons.

The window is best viewed any time.

The window will be ready by 3 p.m. on 7 December.


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213 Greenwich High Road

Greenwich, SE10 8NB

Advent is all about waiting for Christmas. We patiently wait for the big day while also wondering what surprises will await us. Not knowing what surprises await, and guessing what those surprises might be, is as much fun as Christmas itself.

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 6 December.



Ben Oakley Gallery

9 Turnpin Lane, Greenwich Market, Greenwich, SE10 9JA

The window will show two faces in profile made up of white paper art. The two angel cut outs will be positioned in each window, looking at each other. One angel will represent hope, the other will represent regret.

The window is best viewed any time.

The window will be ready by 11 a.m. on 5 December.

The Ben Oakley Gallery also will be hosting a mince pies and mulled wine party on 15 December, with all donations going to St. Alfege.