Since this Christmas will be very different from usual we would like to have a bit of Christmas cheer in the village. We are encouraging people to decorate a window of their house for Advent.

Each day a new window will be revealed around the village. The window will be posted on the St John the Baptist Church Facebook page and in other groups on Facebook.

We ask that windows are lit from 4 to 9 pm each evening, and each window will be visible from its first designated date until the calendar finishes on Twelfth Night (5th January). Please be aware though that we can’t guarantee this if someone’s circumstances change. A Google map of all houses taking part will be available so come and see us!

To apply to join in please send an email to Natalie Hoy and you will be allocated an advent number. We need a minimum of 24 houses. Once you’ve got your number, it’s up to you to decorate a stained-glass window, visible from the street, depicting a Christmas scene including your advent number. On your designated date in December please turn the light on in that room so your creation can be seen. On Christmas Eve we will have a walkable advent route through Clowne with all 24 windows visible.

Alternatively, if you cannot take part in the advent window, why not put a picture of an angel in your window during advent to bring comfort and joy at this time of year.