Advent Window Trail - the complete list

Church News | Wednesday, 22 December 2021 |

By Dawn Butcher

St Mary’s Advent Window Trail 2021

Window 1 – 8 Mandeville Way

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God” (John 1:1).

Letter: C

Window 2 – 5 Butlers Close, CM1 7BE

“The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world” (John 1:9).

Letter: O

Window 3 – 1 Julian Close, CM1 7AZ

There was a priest called Zechariah and his wife was Elizabeth. An angel appeared to Zechariah and told him Elizabeth would have a son (Luke 1:5-13).

Letter: M

Window 4 – 216 Main Road, CM1 4DQ

The angel continued, “You are to call him John. And he will make the people ready for the Lord” (Luke 1:13-17)

Letter: E

Window 5 – 15 Mill Lane

“In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to the town of Nazareth to a young woman called Mary” (Luke 1:26-27).

Character: &

Window 6 – 57 Glebe Crescent, CM1 7BH

Gabriel appeared to Mary saying, “Mary, the Lord is with you. Do not be afraid. You will have a son and you are to call him Jesus. He will be the Son of God and his kingdom will never end” (Luke 1:28-33).

Letter: J

Window 7 - 26 Glebe Crescent, CM1 4BJ

Mary sings a special song – “My soul praises God… I am not important, but God has blessed me (Luke 1:46-55).

Letter: O

Window 8 - 212 Main Road

An angel also appeared to Joseph saying “Do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife. The baby is from the Holy Spirit. Jesus will save his people” (Matthew 1:18-21).

Letter: I

Window 9 - Broomfield Primary School, School Lane

Mary visits Elizabeth, her cousin, whilst Elizabeth is pregnant with John (who will be called John the Baptist). When the women meet, Elizabeth’s unborn baby jumps for joy (Luke 1:39-45).

Letter: N


Window 10 - 7 Oat Leys, Saxon Gate, CM1 4FF

When John was born, his father Zechariah prophesised, “My child will be called a prophet, preparing the way of the Lord. In the tender compassion of God, the light will shine on those living in darkness” (Luke 1:67-79).

Letter: T

Window 11 - The Lodge, 248 Broomfield Road, CM1 4DY

Caesar Augustus issued a decree that everyone must be counted in their own town – so Joseph travelled to Bethlehem, the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David (Luke 2:1-4).

Letter: H

Window 12 - 1 Sixth Avenue, CM1 4ED

Joseph and Mary, pregnant with Jesus, travel on a donkey to Bethlehem.

Letter: E

Window 13 - Co-Op Shop Notice Board, Main Road

Bethlehem was so full of people, there was no room anywhere (Luke 2:4-7).

Letter: C

Window 14 - 2a Hearsall Avenue, CM1 7DD

Mary and Joseph find shelter in a stable – Mary gives birth and lays baby Jesus in a manger (Luke 2:6-7).

Letter: E

Window 15 - Madelyn Court, School Lane, CM1 7DR

There were some shepherds in a field looking after their sheep (Luke 2:9).

Letter: L

Window 16 - The Angel, Main Road

An angel of the Lord appeared to the shepherds – the shepherds were terrified (Luke 2:9).

Letter: E

Window 17 - 65 School Lane, CM1 7DR

The angel said, “Do not be afraid. I bring good news of great joy. Today a Saviour has been born” (Luke 2:10-11).

Letter: B

Window 18 - 12 Elm Close, CM1 7DY

A heavenly host of angels appeared singing, “Glory to God in the highest heaven and on earth peace” (Luke 2:13-14).

Letter: R

Window 19 - 68 Longshotts, CM1 7DX

The shepherds hurried to Bethlehem and found Mary, Joseph and Jesus in the stable just as the angel had told them (Luke 2:15-18).

Letter: A

Window 20 - 14 Butlers Close, CM1 7EZ

Far away, wise men saw a special star rise in the sky (Matthew 2:1-4).

Letter: T

Window 21 - The Kings Arms, corner of Main Road and Church Green

The wise men travelled from the East to come and worship the baby Jesus (Matthew 2: 10-11).

Letter: I

Window 22 - 25 Church Green, CM1 7BD

The wise men bowed and worshipped Jesus, giving gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh (Matthew 2:11).

Letter: O

Window 23 - 16 Church Green, CM1 7BD

Jesus is Emmanuel, which means God is with us (Matthew 1:23). He is the Light of the World.

Letter: N

Window 24 -Lady Chapel Nativity window at St Mary with St Leonard Church (seen from the footpath through the churchyard)

Don't forget our Christmas Story Told on Christmas Eve at 3pm in the churchyard. Wrap up warm and join us to hear the Christmas story, meet the puppet crew and sing some favourite carols.

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