Advent Calendar Family Resources


For the last few years we have brought you an on-line Advent Calendar, which is accessible through our social media pages. In the past the Advent Calendar has been beautiful pieces of music sung by our Cathedral Choir. In 2020, a year in which we have had to find new and innovate ways to reach our community and visitors, the Advent Calendar will not only feature music from our choir, but with have an activity for families to complete together, and also images of the Advent Angels, our current art display, which are produced by children from schools throughout Guildford Diocese. 

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This week, on 1 December, our family activity is making an Advent Wreath. You can download instructions on how to make this fabulous wreath here.






Week 2, beginning 6 December, our family activity is Paper chains. Instructions on how to make these fantastic homemade paperchains can be found here.






Week 3, beginning 13 December, our family activity is Paper chains. Instructions on making advent angels can be found here






Week 4. On the very first Christmas Day, a star shone brightly in the sky to guide the shepherds to the manger in Bethlehem where Jesus had been born, and since then stars have become something we see a lot of in our Christmas decorations. Your preparations for Christmas have so far included a way to mark our journey through Advent with your Advent Wreath and some decorations for your home and family. This week, could you create a star to put in your window to share some of the joy and happiness of the Christmas season with others. You will be joining other people across the Diocese of Guildford who are also creating stars to put in their windows so do share your images! Download the instructions here