This modern day tradition is a real community event which if you haven’t experienced it before make sure you have a look at our stories, photos and videos from the previous six years.
Christ Church has once again done a terrific jobs of co-ordinating the Advent Windows event. Twenty-four shop fronts and businesses along the High Street and around Stone town centre will be hosting creative displays made by schools, nurseries and other community organisations on the theme of the Christmas story.
The windows will be unveiled each day at 11am from 1st December to Christmas Eve and this years theme is the Advent Alphabet.
The event culminates with a special event on Christmas Eve – a marathon Carol singing walk will take place – starting at the Lock Keepers Salon on Stafford Street at 9.30am carollers can sing their way up the High Street arriving for the final opening at 11am at Christ Church. Mince pies and refreshments will be served for all at the Christ Church Centre after the final window opening.
The windows will remain in place and on display until the 2nd January 2017
Stone Advent Windows 2016
|1||Thursday||SIMPLY PETALS||OAKTREE FARM PROJECT||A||The Angel Gabriel|
|2||Friday||DUNOON||DUNOON||B||O Little Town of Bethlehem|
|3||Saturday||STONE LIBRARY||THE HUB CRAFT GROUP||C||Unto us a Child is born|
|4||Sunday||CROWN & ANCHOR||MUMBLES DAY NURSERY||D||Once in Royal David’s City|
|5||Monday||BIRCHILL & WATSON||BIRCHILL AND WATSON||E||In the Bleak Midwinter|
|6||Tuesday||KATHARINE HOUSE||MANOR HILLBILLIES||F||Infant Holy, Infant Lowly|
|7||Wednesday||LOCK-KEEPERS SALON||ST. DOMINIC’S PRIMARY||G||While Shepherds watched|
|8||Thursday||SHEAR GENIUS HAIR SALON||CHRIST-CHURCH ACADEMY||H||Hark the Herald.|
|9||Friday||ZETA||ST. MICHAEL’S 1ST SCHOOL||I||O Come, O come, Emmanuel|
|10||Saturday||MAISON JACQUELINE||MEAFORD DAY NURSERY||J||Silent Night|
|11||Sunday||ROYAL EXCHANGE||ST. DOMINIC’S PRIORY||K||As with gladness|
|12||Monday||MAYFAIRS||OULTON 1ST SCHOOL||L||Good Christian Men Rejoice|
|13||Tuesday||CATS PROTECTION LEAGUE||CHRIST CHURCH 1ST SCHOOL||M||Away in a manger|
|14||Wednesday||PATTENS||WALTON PRIORY||N||What Child is this?|
|15||Thursday||JOHN BURTONS||PIREHILL 1ST SCHOOL||O||See amid the Winters Snow|
|16||Friday||HOME & COLOUR||ALLEYNES||P||It came upon a Midnight Clear|
|17||Saturday||THE STAR||OULTON CHURCH||Q||How far is it to Bethlehem?|
|18||Sunday||STONE PHARMACY||WOMEN’S INSTITUTE||R||See Him lying in a bed of Straw|
|19||Monday||CHILDREN’S SOCIETY||TRINITY SKILLS FOR LIFE||S||It was on a starry night|
|20||Tuesday||FLAVOURS OF FLORA||GIGGLES AND WIGGLES||T||We three Kings|
|21||Wednesday||OUTDOOR PURSUITS||SMARTY’S DAY NURSERY||U||The First Nowell|
|22||Thursday||OATCAKES & MILKSHAKES||OULTON ABBEY PLAYGROUP||V||O Come all ye faithful|
|23||Friday||M-VIRON MOBILE PHONE SHOP||LITTLE STARS DAY NURSERY||W||Joy to the World|
|24||Saturday||CHRIST CHURCH||CHRIST CHURCH||X||The Holly and the Ivy|