Advent windows

This is a new take on Advent Calendars. Every day from 1-24 Dec a building in Cheadle Hulme will illuminate a decorated window to represent a Christmas Carol.  If you want to be involved you can download a flyer here which tells you more. 

Once it is live, you are invited to download the map and visit the windows, which should be visible from the street and illuminated between 5 and 8pm from their launch date onwards, and may extend until 6th January 2021.  A QR code at the site and the links which will appear below will give access to the page on our website with some background, an activity and a link to a performance of the carol on YouTube, which will come live on the date specified.

And the list of carols:

Dec 1

The angel Gabriel

Dec 9

The first nowell

Dec 17

Angels from the realms

Dec 2

The Holly and the Ivy

Dec 10

Candlelight carol (Rutter)

Dec 18

Silent night

Dec 3

In the bleak mid-winter

Dec 11

See amid the winter’s snow

Dec 19

Ding dong merrily on high

Dec 4

O come, O come Emmanuel

Dec 12

Hark the herald angels

Dec 20

Away in a manger

Dec 5

Once in Royal David’s city

Dec 13

While shepherds watched

Dec 21

O Holy night

Dec 6

God rest ye merry, gentlemen

Dec 14

It came upon a midnight clear

Dec 22

Unto us a boy is born

Dec 7

Calypso Carol

Dec 15

Joy to the world

Dec 23

Girls and boys leave your toys (Zither carol)

Dec 8

O little town of Bethlehem

Dec 16

We three kings

Dec 24

O come all ye faithful

If you can’t wait for that festive feeling, you can listen to many of them here: https://www.classicfm.com/discover-music/occasions/christmas/nations-top-30-christmas-carols/