I hope you enjoy our 2022 online Advent Calendar. Believe it or not, this is its 20th anniversary! As well as acting as a focus for our worship in the run-up to Christmas, the pictures are used to publicise our annual Christmas Charity Appeal. The works have been created by members of our children’s church, Young St Michael’s.
This year, the Appeal proceeds will go in their entirety to:
You can see the originals displayed in the church on a beautiful Advent Calendar frame, created by local artists Jim Cox and Glynis Porter. Every day until Christmas Eve, another door will be opened.
We think this is a wonderful way to celebrate the season and to focus attention on our Christmas Charity Appeal. This church plays a central part in community life here in Chiswick, and the Appeal builds on our tradition of outreach and mission within our community. Collections from our Nine Lesson & Carols service and Children’s Crib Service will go to the charities. Please look for the blue gift aid envelopes! You can also put money in the green Advent jar in the church, or send a cheque to the address shown on the home page or donate online here.
Our grateful thanks to the artists; to the sponsors, whose names you will find on the Advent Calendar pages; to Alastair Cassels, who designed and runs the St Michael & All Angels website; and to all those contributing to the Appeal. Happy Christmas!