Dear Parents and Students,
At St Mary’s and in churches across the world we are looking forward to Christmas. This year Christmas may look a bit different but we hope and pray it will be full of comfort and joy.
Advent looks forward to Christmas, and is a time of expectation and preparation for the coming of Christ. We have Advent calendars and candles. In church the Advent wreath has candles of: Hope, Waiting, Joy and Peace.
This year we would like you to create Advent Pictures in your homes. Decorate your windows every day with an Advent Picture. We can all watch the windows full of bright pictures each day until we open our last Advent window to see Jesus in his cradle.
You can have camels, Mary, babies, holly, lights, the list goes on. Go mad! The groups in school will be creating Advent Windows to display in church. There will be prizes for group and for homes. The team from St Mary’s will enjoy walking around seeing the windows light up Capel.
Do let school know if you would like to enter. The first day of Advent is actually 29th November so get painting, drawing and sticking. Let us spread a bit of joy and hope and really enjoy our community, school and Christmas!
All of us at St Mary’s send you much love, prayers and Advent blessings,
Rev Sally x