Stone Advent Windows 2013


The beginning of November may still seem too early to mention the C word, but for the Stone Advent Windows Team 2013 the run up to Christmas (sorry I just said it!) has been on our minds since late June!

After the success of the last three years including a special commendation in the Social and Community section of the 2012 Market Towns Awards, Stone Advent Windows are set to return. This year we have a record number 19 schools and organisations partnering up with shop and business windows in and around the town, many of whom are already busily at work on their displays.

The theme of the windows will once again be Christmas Carols and we are hoping to have a joyful rendition of the carol depicted at each opening. Windows will be unveiled at 11am each day with Costa Coffee Shop hosting the first in partnership with the Beaver Scouts on Sunday December 1st. The final window will be unveiled at Christ Church on December 24th after which warm drinks and mince pies will be served in Christ Church Centre. The full calendar is in the process of being finalised and will be available at as well as at participating shops, businesses and schools.

For more information contact Andy Cranston, the coordinator of Stone Advent Windows 2013 at or on 818983.

This year’s list of windows includes:

Costa Coffee, Dunoon Mugs, All Season Fruit and Veg, The Dezign room, Lock Keepers Salon, Birchell and Watson, Donna Louise Hospice, The Library, The Mill, Shear Genius, Zeta, Mayfair’s Dry Cleaners, Footsteps, Katharine House, The Swan, Follwells Estate Agents, John Burton Solicitors, Bailey’s DIY shop, Home and Colour, The Blue Room, Stone Baked, The Royal Exchange, Crazy Daises, Christ Church.

Participating Schools and organisations:

The Beaver Scouts, Oulton Guides, Stone WI, Signposts, Trinity Skills, Oak Tree Farm, Christ Church ‘Breathe’ Youth Group, Alleyne’s Academy, Christ Church Academy, Walton Priory, St Dominic’s Priory, St Dominic’s Primary, Pirehill First, Christ Church First, Oulton First, St Michael’s First, Manor Hillbillies, Mumbles Nursery and Oulton Abbey Playgroup.