Advent Art

Advent and Christmas has inspired many artists over the years to create famous pieces of work. We see these everywhere, from Churches to museums to the Christmas cards that sit on your mantlepiece. 

Below you’ll find many different pieces of art which speak to our parishioners. Please send us in your favourite Advent or Christmas art work or Christmas card. Tell us why it speaks to you.

Shepherds worshipping Jesus

This beautiful painting is of Jesus being adored by the Shepherds. They were outsiders invited into relationship with God. You are never too far away from saying yes to a relationship with Jesus.

St Benedict's Crib from 2019

Here is the thought provoking crib from Christmas 2019 that was created by Krysia, our Pastoral Coordinator.

Blessed Virgin Mary Icon

Here’s a beautiful Icon by Jennifer Smith of the pregnant Blessed Virgin Mary. Jennifer was a Parishioner of the Abbey and paints beautiful icons. Click the above to view the icon.

Christingles

Henry, Errol and Edward created some nice Christingles to mark the coming of Jesus at Christmas. A Christingle is a symbol which celebrate Jesus Christ as the Light of the World. The word literally means ‘Little Christ Child.’

Collection of Icons

Sue has sent a photo of her prayer space with the icons she has written. 

Images of Jesus on the cross remind us of why God became man – to reconcile us to God. Click on the image above and spend a few moments in prayer.

Angel Gabriel Icon

The messenger of the Lord and bringer of good news. Icon written by Maxina. From a 14th Century icon of the Angel Gabriel by Andrei Rublev. Finished & sealed in 2019. Blessed at the font by one of our Fathers last Advent. Thanks for sharing.

Beautiful Icon

Here’s a beautiful Icon by Jennifer Smith of the pregnant Blessed Virgin Mary. Jennifer was a Parishioner of the Abbey and paints beautiful icons. Click the above to view the icon.

Christingles

Henry, Errol and Edward created some nice Christingles to mark the coming of Jesus at Christmas. A Christingle is a symbol which celebrate Jesus Christ as the Light of the World. The word literally means ‘Little Christ Child.’

Jesus Christ loves you: he was born for you and gave his life for you; he is living at your side every day to enlighten, strengthen and free you

shepherds and jesus
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ACTIVITIES

Find fun activities for the family to prepare for Christmas. Have you got any activities you can share?

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PRAYERS

Here are a collection of our favourite prayers for this time of year. Please send us some of yours.

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POEMS

Advent and Christmas often inspire people to write poems. Find a collection of our favourites.

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CALENDAR

We asked families to help us create an online Advent calendar to prepare for Christmas. Take a look.