December 25th Happy Christmas

December 24, 2009

From all at St Alfege

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Cast away the dreams of darkness. St Alfege wishes you a happy Christmas and hopeful dreams for 2010.  Post your dreams for 2010 (or your fears) on this blog.

Come and help us celebrate and look forward to a brighter future. Christingle (5.00pm…particluarly good for children) or at our candlelit Midnight Mass with our fantastic choir (carol concert at 10.45, then service at 11.30)

“Through a glass darkly”

58 Royal Hill, SE10 8RT

Lightening, from a dark place, tries to strike and, through broken glass, you see the light of dawn….Official opening 19:00pm with entertainment and hospitality

“Before the Dawn”

17 Point Hill, SE10 8QW

St Alfege Sunday school in collaboration with friends and neighbours and the local Gastro pub “The Hill”

It’s an ordinary night – a bit boring.  Shepherds are looking after their sheep, waiting for the dawn.  Suddenly there are lights in the sky, angels telling them to go and seek out the dark little stable where something amazing is happening…

We are happy to be joined by Maritime Brass who will be playing carols and other music to get you in the mood.  Come and join us for festive snacks and drinks and to sing some carols – all welcome! ..and to warm yourselves up, why not come to The Hill for some lovely hot mulled wine, which will be served in the bar half price all afternoon!  Official opening 15:30-16:30pm

“Christmas Belles”

Belle, 20 College Approach, SE10 9HY

The theme will consist of bells, the sound of which we can imagine casts away gloom and bad dreams and brings joy to peoples lives.  Official opening 10:00am with mulled wine and mince pies

Into the light, 30A Crooms Hill, SE10 8ER  Official opening 5:30pm, Drinks and nibbles.

As the equinox arrives we become aware of the waxing of the day and hope rises with the tilt towards the sun.  The coming of the light, as the year turns and as night ends, brings reassurance and hope, as shadows are dispelled and the wealth and fruitfulness of creation are revealed.  The window is inspired by architectural forms and the theatrical and graphical representation of landscape, hinting at traditions and folklore associated with midwinter, sleep and awakening

Saturday 19th, Let there be light, 203 Greenwich High Road, SE10 8NB, Official opening 8:00pm,

More effective pm. To cast away the dreams of darkness’, 203 has provided a cheerful and uplifting light display on their advent window.  In darkness this display is so bright it can be seen from the middle of South Street, so provides an excellent landmark to light the way to the town centre for all those attending christmas carol services and parties!

“A Star Shines”

34 Coltman House, Welland Street, SE10 9DW

Our concept is to cast away the dreams of darkness by giving the gift of light at Christmas and our window will feature presents opened slightly revealing light to symbolise what ever it is that brings light into your life. Official opening 19:30pm

“Window shopping: looking not buying”

Flat 20 The Jubilee, Egerton Drive, SE10 8JW

This window casts away the darker side of consumerism, showing objects and luxury goods we often dream of having and owning being cast aside, leaving the simpler free things in life such as love to shine through.

Official opening at 19:00pm with mulled wine and mince pies

“Map of a dream”

16 St Alfege Passage, SE10 9JS

This advent window is from “Map of a dream” 1960 John Christopherson, late husband of Anne Christopherson.  Long term Greenwich resident.  Anne and John’s work will be featured in the New Year on BBC’s Antique Roadshow.  Official opening 18:00pm