Bishop Auckland Advent Windows is an exciting new community event and is the first ever Advent Windows in the North East.
Starting on Friday 1st December, the first window at the Bishop Auckland Town Hall will be opened by the Mayor of Bishop Auckland as part of the Town Council Christmas Lights Switch On event.
During the month of December, a total of 23 more windows will open with each displaying a different Christmas carol or song. Every window display will be created in partnership with a school or other local organisation.
On the map below indicates when and where each window will open and after Christmas all the decorated windows will remain open until January 6th.
The map is part of a larger map of the town created by school children and others in the community under the direction of Gillian Arnold.
Dates and times for the Advent window unveiling and school/organisation involved in designing and creating the display….
Friday 1st December @ 5:00pm – Bishop Auckland Town Hall (created by Woodhouse Close Community Primary School)
Saturday 2nd December @ 11:00am – Gillian Arnold, 2B Fore Bondgate (created by Innovations)
Sunday 3rd December @ 2:30pm – Scope, 12 Newgate Street (created by Daisy Arts)
Monday 4th December @ 11:00am – Peekaboo, 159 Newgate Street (created by St. Wilfrid’s RCVA Primary School)
Tuesday 5th December @ 11:00am – M&M Quality Bakers, 183 Newgate Street (created by St. Anne’s CofE Primary School)
Wednesday 6th December @ 11:00am – Hair Haus, 9 Cockton Hill Road (created by Escomb Primary School)
Thursday 7th December @ 11:00am – Mutley’s Dog Grooming, 141 Newgate Street (created by St John’s Catholic School & Sixth Form College)
Friday 8th December @ 11:00am – Nip & Tuck, 61 Fore Bondgate (created by St. Chads Primary School)
Saturday 9th December @ 11:00am – The Salvation Army, 55 Newgate Street (created by the Sound Waves Community Choir)
Sunday 10th December @ 2:30pm – Peacocks, 90 Newgate Street (created by Binchester Knit & Natter)
Monday 11th December @ 11:00am – Darlington Chair Cover, 122 Newgate Street (created by St. Joseph’s RCVA Primary School)
Tuesday 12th December @ 11:00am – Bondgate Gallery, 51 Fore Bondgate (created by Cockton Hill Infants’ School)
Wednesday 13th December @ 11:00am – Image, 136 Newgate Street (created by King James 1 Academy)
Thursday 14th December @ 11:00am – SAKS Hair & Beauty, 113 Newgate Street (created by Etherley Lane Primary School)
Friday 15th December @ 11:00am – Inspiral Cycles, 137 Newgate Street (created by Bishop Barrington School)
Saturday 16th December @ 11:00am – No.42, 42 Market Place (created by The Auckland Project)
Sunday 17th December @ 2:30pm – Fifteas Vintage Tearoom, 9 Market Place (created by Cultivate 4 Life)
Monday 18th December @ 11:00am – Trimmers Hair Design, 156 Newgate Street (created by Cockfield Primary School)
Tuesday 19th December @ 11:00am – Select, 38 Newgate Street (created by Cockton Hill Junior School)
Wednesday 20th December @ 11:00am – Baby & Toddler Kingdom, 153 Newgate Street (created by Timothy Hackworth Primary School)
Thursday 21st December @ 11:00am – Boyes, 84 Newgate Street (created by Bishop Auckland College)
Friday 22nd December @ 11:00am – Reflections, 63 Fore Bondgate (created by the Home Ed gang)
Saturday 23rd December @ 9:50am – Emilys, 142 Newgate Street (created by 1st Witton Park Brownies)
Saturday 23rd December @ 11:00am – 02, 1 Newgate Street (created by various local artists)
In addition on Saturday 23rd December there will be a special carolling event. Members of the public are invited to meet at 9:30am with your voices and your instruments at Hair Haus, 9 Cockton Hill Road. Everyone will then walk down Newgate Street and sing the carol for each window. We will end up in the Market Place where the last window at O2 will be opened at 11am.
Following that everyone will gather inside St Anne’s Church to have refreshments, get warm and celebrate together! There will also be a quiet space for those who would like to spend a few moments away from the Christmas rush, light a candle, pray and relax.
Advent Windows is organised by Bishop Auckland Town Team in partnership with David and Pam Pott – for more information contact David or Pam on 07932 790525 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Download your copy of the Bishop Auckland Advent windows programme click here
This project was also made possible by a successful grant from the County Durham Community Foundation
Bishop Auckland Town Team,
4 Clocks Centre,
154a Newgate Street,
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