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Advent Angels landing in St Mary’s, Aldborough

Fri 3 Dec at 4.00 pm - 5.30 pm

St Mary’s, Aldborough, Aldborough, Norfolk, NR11 7NT

From 1-24 December, 18 churches and two schools in the Aylsham and District Team are creating a trail of angels for you to enjoy as we prepare for the Christmas season.A new porch (or entrance hall) will be unveiled each day to showcase the creative talents of the community and their artistic skills in creating a space on the theme of angels.

The Aylsham & District Team Ministry is set to launch its “Advent Calendar” event using their beautiful church porches.

Through December, a different porch will open their doors to reveal an Advent Angel installation. Inspired by a similar idea first used in beach huts in Brighton, 18 churches and two schools will unveil their creative ideas across the churches that make up the team. Local schools, organisations, artists, and church families will be celebrating all God’s gifts as they work together to produce 20 thought-provoking installations in this inspirational season leading up to Christmas.

We will be seeking to remind people of the true meaning of Advent and Christmas, as they take the opportunity to pause for thought and reflection in what is always a busy time.

Each church will be offering something different. There will be a schedule of openings on our website, social media platforms and posters.

You can look forward to the delights of the festive season with mince pies, mulled wine, hot chocolate, carols and so much more. Have you ever wondered what you would look like as an angel? Well, come along and find out, as our life-size silver angel wings designed so that you can have your photo taken in front of them, will be doing the rounds. To make it really special why not dress for the occasion!

Team Rector, the Revd Canon Julie Boyd says: “Our porches are doorways and entrances to our church buildings and schools. As you follow the Advent Angels around the Aylsham & District Team Ministry this December you will be warmly welcomed and invited to discover more of the riches of the season as we get ready to welcome the Christ Child in our Christmas celebrations.”

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