PEEL’S first Living Advent Calendar is underway offering a different event to join in with through every door.
Organised by churches in Peel, residents are encouraged to find as many doors as you can throughout the month, and join in with the activities around the town. Laminated numbers – indicating the day the door is to be opened – are up at the various locations in the town that are taking part.
Peel Living Advent Calendar Facebook page – which lists what’s behind each door – says: ‘All the churches in Peel wish you a very Happy Christmas, and we hope that you will enjoy building our community through becoming part of this calendar, and that you will discover something of the real meaning of Christmas.’
On Saturday a swim and mince pie was on offer while door number nine on Sunday opened during Peel Catholic church service.
Monday’s door encouraged everyone to enjoy a free mince pie with every hot drink at Davidson’s Ice Cream parlour on the promenade. Tuesday you could step through door 11 for carol singing at Castle View Nursing Home, and on Wednesday you could take in the film It’s a Wonderful Life at the Centenary Centre.
Today (Thursday) slip though door 13 for a gig at The Creek featuring Steve Parry and guests. Door 14 invites you to the Sailors’ Shelter in East Quay at 11am for sherry and mince pies.
Step into another world when you open door 15, which invites people to the C.S. Lewis Narnia floral exhibition at the cathedral. On day 16 it’s Living Hope Community Church’s Christmas Service at QEII High School at 10.30am.
Door 17 is the Hospice Light up a Life event, 7.30pm-9pm, at Peel’s Methodist Church. Door 18 invites you to a Christmas concert with Aladdin at 6.30pm at QEII. Door 19 encourages people along to the Ward Library in Castle Street from 1.30pm to borrow a book for Christmas. Then there’s cake and coffee on offer at 36 Market Street, 10am-noon, when you step through door 20. And Peel police invite people to make a financial donation towards The Police (Christmas parcels for needy folk) Fund on day 21. In addition the station would be happy to receive details of anyone they feel is struggling and may need some help from the fund.
Then in the last few days before Christmas there’s an open house and refreshments at the Deanery in Albany Road, 10am-noon, on day 22. Then step through door 23 and enjoy a carol service followed by lunch at 11am at Grace Baptist Church, Market Street, and finally door 24 leads to Christmas Eve services at the cathedral.
For more see Peel Living Advent Calendar Facebook page Here.