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)

Happy Christmas

December 25, 2008

All windows now on show until 5th January. Hope you have a lovely Christmas and a hopeful new year

‘Are met in thee tonight’
St Alfege Church, Greenwich High Road, SE10 9JS

An interactive installation. Extracts from our blog, and the chance for all those coming to the church to post their hopes and fears for 2009. VISIBLE IN THE CHURCH ON THE EVENING OF CHRISTMAS EVE, THEN AS A POSTER BESIDE THE MAIN ENTRANCE TO THE CHURCH UNTIL JANUARY 5TH (Christmas services: 5.00pm Christingle; 10.45pm carol concert; 11.30pm Midnight Mass)

Tuesday 23rd December – ‘Bang’
58 Royal Hill, SE10 8RTrsz_bang-opening2

A surprise!  Official opening 7.00 pm

Carol singing around the windows starting at 5.30 pm 72 Crosslet Vale, SE10 8DJ…7.00 pm 58 Royal Hill, SE10 8RT (next to the Greenwich Union) then about 8.00 at 15 Crane St, SE10 9NP then retiring to a pub on the river…..

'Follow your star' - 20th December

'Follow your star' - 20th December

‘Follow your star’
34 Hyde Vale, SE10 8QH

After nightfall ‘ The Spirit of Hope ‘ is leaping towards his Star.
During the day he will mutate through various themes and roles.
His day time persona needs a name and there will be a box to receive your suggestions. Opening at 6.00 pm

‘Christmas bonus’
57 Royal Hill, SE10 8RZ

We will use video (visible for a couple of hours each evening) and still material (visible all day) drawn from the Bible, the St Nicholas myth and from contemporary sources to contrast the rewards and expectations of receiving at Christmas in northern Europe with those in poverty elsewhere. It will underline the contrasting impacts of the credit crunch on both communities. Official opening reception 7.00 pm

December 18th - "Christmas bonus"

December 18th - "Christmas bonus"

December 16th - "Hope out of despair"

December 16th - "Hope out of despair"

‘Hope out of despair’
72 Crosslet Vale, SE10 8DJ

In a world full of anger and despair, hope shines like a candle in the darkness. Official opening 6.00 pm.

‘Prints for presents’
Greenwich Printmakers, 1 Greenwich Market, SE10 9HZ

Angels, Noah’s Ark, monsters in the deeps. Artwork and models by Greenwich Printmakers, Theresa Pateman, Jazmin Velasco and Elaine Marshall. Official opening between 4.00 and 8.00 with glass of wine and mince pies

Prints for Presents Window

Prints for Presents Window

The hopes and fears of the staff of the Hill‘Our hopes and fears’
The Hill, 89 Royal Hill, SE10 8SE

We will be depicting the ‘hopes and fears’ of the native countries of our staff members: England, Ireland, Spain, Angola, Poland, France and Brazil. Opening begins at 7pm, mince pies and mulled wine will be served in the bar and carols will be sung as the window is unveiled.

A Star Leads the Way

A Star Leads the Way

A star leads the way’

The Magi saw the Christmas Star in the East and followed it to find baby Jesus. We will erect our own star, this one in an East-side window, to mark the start of the Christmas season. Other smaller stars, cut by children, will fill the rest of the windows. The official opening will take place at 4 p.m. on Saturday. All are welcome.