Take Part In An Advent Window Trail This Christmas

Our lovely Rev. Jo has had the most lovely, community spirited idea and needs your participation for the project to be a success. Here are her words:

Something I had been thinking about for Christmas was a community activity that wouldn’t be Covid 19 sensitive. It is unlikely, I think, that we will be singing carols in the pub this year for example and our community carol services in church would need to be different too. I wondered about an Advent Trail around the village with different window displays every evening in Advent.

If you have a little search around the internet you will find many different Advent calendar ideas from beach huts in Brighton to windows around villages in Nottinghamshire and everything in between. Perhaps if we choose a theme, maybe Christmas carols, make a list of 24 and then families volunteered to decorate a window according to the theme. Then every evening in Advent, perhaps as early as 4pm, the new window was lit up so we could come and look on our evening strolls.

You would need a window visible from the street, as we don’t want to encourage people to walk up drives, but I think we probably have lots of visible windows in Broadwindsor and Drimpton. The final window, 24, probably should be at the church.  I’m happy to coordinate the idea but need a bit of local interest to make it succeed. If you think you would like to be part of an Advent Window Trail this December in either Broadwindsor or Drimpton then send me an email to revneary@gmail.com and we can get planning.”

Rev Jo Neary
Pioneer Priest
Beaminster Area Team
01308 867816


Apologies! It’s Only 100 Days Until Christmas!

Today, Wednesday, September 16th 2020 marks just 100 days remaining until Christmas Day.  No one is able to predict what restrictions we will be in place by then but Christmas 2020 will certainly be a bit different this year.  This may disappoint many – but, it may at least help you spend less.

On *Martin Lewis’ Money Saving Expert website – he offers 40 different things you can do prepare now to reduce the financial stress and avoid being skint in January 2021. His guide covers those listed in the photograph below (Click on the photograph to see larger print size) and much more.  Read all 40 of them HERE.
Matin Lewis - Xmas tips*Martin Lewis OBE is a financial journalist and TV presenter of his own programme who founded MoneySavingExpert.com in February 2003.  His website provides both British consumer finance information and a platform for discussion.  All free. He was appointed OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in June 2014 for services to consumer rights and charity.  Well done Martin 🙂