St Mary's Church has joined with Charlbury Art Society to bring you Advent Windows.
As the Christmas season draws near, most of the traditions St Mary's has been used to, have had to change. Some of the events we know and love will not be able to take place this year, but some new ones will replace them and may, perhaps, become future Charlbury traditions.
This initiative builds on two creative projects using windows around the town to display art this year. Artweeks in Windows took place in May followed by Creativity in a Closed Time in August.
The Nativity Story will be built up day by day from the 1st to the 24th December. Participants will create an illuminated display in a window of their home or business. One more will be revealed each day during Advent, opening in a random location as it does in an Advent calendar.
Day by day, another window will be lit up until by Christmas Eve the 24 windows will tell the story of Christmas. A map showing the locations of all the windows is available to download and print on the events page. Each window will contain its day number and the relevant Bible verse.
Windows will be lit up from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. each evening from the start date of their window. They will remain lit between these hours until Twelfth Night. The first window to be lit will be Little Monkeys in Church Street on 1st December and the last will be St Mary's Church on 24th December.