Today’s Window

Thank you!

January 23, 2023

Thank you to everyone who helped make Advent Windows 2022 a success. We hope you’ve enjoyed this wonderful Christmas tradition on the streets of Greenwich as much as we did.


Greenwich Church Street, Greenwich, SE10 9BJ

The church’s own “window” is actually 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 Celebrations at St. Alfege Church

Advent Windows 2022 concludes at St. Alfege Church, the organisers of this annual event. 

Christmas Eve

5.00pm – Christingle Service

10.45pm – Carol Concert by St Alfege Church Choir

11.30pm – Midnight Mass (Candlelit)

`The midnight service also will be streamed on the St Alfege YouTube channel, which can be found at:

25th December – Christmas Day

11.00am – Parish Eucharist with Carols

The Christmas Day service also will be streamed on the St Alfege YouTube channel, which can be found at:

Happy Christmas to you all.


In One Direction

5 King William Walk

Greenwich, SE10 9JH

When you find the journey that you want to take, make sure that you stay on the path in one direction.

If anyone can bring “Tidings of Comfort & Joy” it would be the angels of One Direction (and especially Harry Styles).

The window is best viewed any time.

The window will be ready by 3 p.m.


Let It Snow

Richard the First Pub

52-54 Royal Hill, Greenwich, SE10 8RT

This year’s Advent Windows by Richard the First Pub seeks to create a winter wonderland in its front windows. Let it snow, indeed. (If you miss the snow we had earlier in the month, this is the place to go see.)

Many of the snowflakes were made by local residents during the pub’s Christmas fair in late November. Thanks to everyone who contributed their talent!

Best viewed from either inside or outside the pub any time.

The window will be ready by 6 p.m. on the 22nd. 



14c Park Vista

Greenwich, SE10 8UJ

Looking to the sea, this family is looking at tides that are made up of waves of comfort and job, and nature’s work for the land and those on it.

The window is best viewed any time.

The window will be ready by 4 p.m. on 21 December.


God Rest Ye Merry Gentle Bosch

88 Ashburnham Grove

Greenwich, SE10 8UJ

This window is a whimsical nod to the Renaissance artist Hieronymus Bosch’s religious paintings. As you stand below the window and look up, you will see Christ descending upon you, bringing tidings of comfort and joy!

The window is on the first floor of 88 Ashburnham Grove.

It will be ready by 5 p.m. on 20 December.


Colour Me Christmas

59 Randall Place

Greenwich, SE10 9LA

This year, the family at 59 Randall Place will be experimenting with colour. The great thing about experiments is that they can never really be wrong. How right it is, though, will be up for debate.

The window is best viewed under the cover of darkness It will be ready at noon.


Tidings of Joy

9 Royal Place

Greenwich, SE10 8QF

The Christmas angels bring tidings of joy to Royal Place in Greenwich.

The angels said to the shepherds in the field, “Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.”

The window will be ready by 6 p.m. on 18 December.


Christmas Cheer

94 Royal Hill

Greenwich, SE10 8RT

“Christmas Cheer”, the Advent Window from the Village Shop & Space, hopes to spread Christmas cheer to all who pass it on Royal Hill.

The window was created, made and installed by 11-year-old Samai.

The shop will be hosting an Advent Window Christmas Fair from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with carols, guitar playing, snacks and drinks. All welcome.

The window can be viewed at any time.


Good Intentions

James Wolfe Primary School, Royal Hill Campus

Royal Hill, Greenwich, SE10 8RZ

This year at James Wolfe Primary School, we have used the lead up to the festive period as a time of reflection. We have been remembering all of the positive and joyous memories that we have experienced both in school and at home over the past year.

We have created a memory bank to store our favourite moments. While taking the time to reflect, we have also set an intention for the new year to welcome more joyous experiences into our lives.

Our artwork reflects and holds these intentions.   

As we look forward to the new year of 2023, we hope for a bright and happy future for all.

The window faces the road on Royal Hill, but you might have to view it from a distance if the school gates are shut. The window will be ready by 3:30 p.m.