Advent Window Trail 2022

‘Joy to the World’ kicked off the 2022 ‘Advent Window Trail’.  A large crowd gathered outside The Coop Funeral Service joined by Miss Witney and her group of pupils from St Michael’s First School.  Miss Witney read the bible passage before the children led the singing.  Their scene cleverly depicted the whole world in mosaic form.

It was a damp but calm Monday, 5th December as we gathered at Dunoon to open and see their splendid window.  As someone commented ‘it’s wonderful what you can do with mugs’.  A lively rendition of ‘On Christmas Night’ accompanied the reading and prayer.  Mince pies and stollen were very much enjoyed!

Suitcase Dry Cleaners was on Friday the 9th.  Oulton First School had produced a fantastic scene of the angel’s second visit.  The children sang ‘Good Christian Men Rejoice’ beautifully by heart.  Fantastic.

Saturday 10th December was a cold bright frosty morning outside AED where the Mayor and his wife joined us for the opening of Christ Church Toddlers window.  Sandra delivered the reading, Paul the prayer and ‘Infant Holy’ was the chosen carol.

12th December was at Shear Genius – today was the turn of Christ Church Academy which produced a wonderful Advent window – a huge star with Mary on her journey. After the reading and prayer the pupils led the singing of ‘Little Donkey’ followed by ‘We Wish you a Merry Christmas’. Mulled wine and mince pies were then on offer!

Jeanette Rowlands

On arriving at the Market Square to see window 13 I was surprised by the size of the crowd. What a special day! Pirehill First School had not only made a magnificent window display at John Burton solicitors but had sent their choir as well.

The window display was “No Room At The Inn”- I particularly liked the cow and the ingenious use of a pink washing-up glove to make the udder.

After the window- revealing we were treated to two carols by the excellent choir and some very tasty mince pies from John Burton.

It was lovely to see so many children and a good number of parents enlivening our town square on a cold and frosty morning. Well done to everyone who has attended the windows this year, often in sub- zero temperatures.