Get Involved

Do please send in your thoughts and comments as the Advent Calendar unfolds by emailing so we can add them to the blog page.

Become a 'fan' of Welwyn Advent Windows on Facebook and feel free to add your comments on our Facebook page and upload any of your own photographs of window openings and events. To visit our Facebook page click the button below:

A number of the window owners are staging their own events around their window openings. See details on the programme page.

If you are interested in either hosting or producing an Advent Window in December 2011, please email and we will add you to our list for next year.

Come and join us for Welwyn's Big Carol Sing

This will take place at 6.00 - 6.30 pm on Monday 20th December in St Mary's churchyard. Do come and join some local school choirs and other notable singers in some well-loved carols. And after some good hearty singing, refreshments of festive cheer will be available in New Church House for a small charge. Carol sheets will be provided and 'Glow Sticks' will be available at £1 each to help you read the words! Our Advent Window will be opened in New Church House immediately after the Sing.

We will have a bucket collection that evening with all funds going to Shelter for Hertfordshire. This is a fantastic organisation that helps those who are about to become homeless and those who already are. Do please give generously if you can to help those who will find themselves in a difficult position this Christmas.

A message from Pc Ben Satchfield

I have been the Police Officer for Welwyn and the villages for ten months now and continue to be impressed with the great commmunity spirit we have here. The Advent windows are certainly no exception to this and I wish them every success.

The Rural Policing Team including myself will be present at many of the displays to assist with any possible safety issues. I am also keen that we attend and continue to meet more of our residents to increase our visibility within the community.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Pc Ben SatchfieldPc Ben Satchfield
Neighbourhood Police Officer

Church Services at St Mary's during Advent and Christams

Gothic House

Friday 24th December

Gothic House,
23 Church Street


Previous windows are shown on the
programme page.
For more information about the opening please visit our blog.

Wed 1st December

9.00 pm

Compline

Sun 5th December

9.30 am

Parish Communion (no family service at 11.15 am)

Sun 5th December

3.30 pm

Christingle Service*

Wed 8th December

9.00 pm

Compline

Sun 12th December

9.30 am

Parish Communion

Wed 15th December

9.00 pm

Compline

Sun 19th December

9.30 am

Family Communion with Nativity*

Sun 19th December

6.30 pm

Candlelit Carol Service

Wed 22rd December

9.00 pm

Compline

Fri 24th December

3.30 pm

Crib Service*

Fri 24th December

11.00 pm

Midnight Mass

Sat 25th December

9.30 am

Family Communion

Sun 26th December

9.30 am

Parish Communion

Wed 8th January

8.00 pm

Eucharist for Epiphany

* Services which are particularly appropriate for children of all ages

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