Advent Calendar To Spearhead Christmas Charity Appeal
Artists help to create the popular calendar at St Michael & All Angels
Twenty-four local artists have once again helped to create the popular Advent Calendar at St Michael & All Angels Church, as part of its Christmas Charity Appeal. Their artworks can be seen in the church and on its web site from today, December 1st, until January 10th 2016.
The originals are 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.
Everyone is invited to look for the numbers under the stars and click on today’s date to reveal the picture. But they’re warned not to try clicking too soon!
Songs of Praise Awake the Morn by Sarah Wilson
The works will be sold by silent auction, culminating at a party in the Parish Hall from 11.30am on Sunday January 10th 2016. The artists have generously agreed to donate at least a third of the sale price to the Appeal charities.
This year, the Appeal proceeds will go in their entirety to St Michael's three charities for 2015:
“We’re very grateful to the artists and we hope people will give generously to this year’s Christmas Charity Appeal” says Fr Kevin Morris, the vicar of St Michael’s. “There are some wonderful paintings and we hope they’ll attract lots of bids.”
The collections from two of the Christmas services at St Michael’s – the Nine Lessons and Carols at 6.30pm on Sunday December 13th and the Children’s Crib Service at 4pm on Christmas Eve - will go to the charities. So will money raised by carol singers at Turnham Green tube station, from 5.30pm on Wednesday December 16th, and other events.
Each page is sponsored by one of seven local businesses: estate agents Andrew Nunn & Associates and Orchards of London; Fosters Bookshop; local TV company chiswickbuzz.net; Belinda Norcliffe Casting; Egham Lettings and home IT department Fingertips.
People who would like to contribute can also send a cheque (made out to St Michael & All Angels Church) to: St Michael's Christmas Appeal, Parish Office, Priory Avenue, London W4 1TX.
December 1, 2015