Advent at Gloucester Cathedral

December 6, 2011 at 6:29 pm 9 comments

‘What are you waiting for?‘ is the question posed on an old wooden door outside Gloucester Cathedral.  If you’re curious enough to open the door you’ll find a different image or bible verse each day to mark the countdown to Christmas. The images shown have been taken in various locations around Gloucester and feature the papier mache models from the Cathedrals Nativity scene.  Day 2 saw the three Wise Men reading Astrology books in Waterstones, Day 6 saw Mary and Joseph easing their wait with a cuppa in Stan Man’s Kitchen Delicatessen and at some point we’ll see the Shepherds browsing the stock in the wool shop!

You can follow the daily Advent door changes here.
If you’re in Gloucester and happen to walk past the door in the next week you may also spot bumpsome old me with Mary at the Maternity Unit at Gloucester Royal Hospital.  I haven’t seen the final image yet but here’s a sneak preview of some of the snaps that were taken.
update: Bump and Mary appeared on the 9th December

Entry filed under: away from the plot.

perfect roasties Christmas come early … what a treat

9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. jenny  |  December 6, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Oh my, I just came over all wibbly looking at those photos and nearly cried!!

  • 2. BilboWaggins  |  December 7, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Love the middle piccy of you with a hand protectively on Bean …. We know what you and G are waiting for: 6th January.

    big huggles, J, xx

    • 3. Everlovin' Dad  |  December 7, 2011 at 4:47 pm

      Nic, thought that might be your shed door. Good to see that you have offered to play the part of Mary, but don’t rush things. The due date will do nicely for us thank you!

  • 4. itiseasytobegreen  |  December 8, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    wow bumpy lady, you look beautiful! xx oh nic, do you want a white plastic bath seat/support for babe? very useful from birth or when they get too wriggly to hold easily in the bath. rubio has just got TOO wriggly for it and can pretty much squirm out of it so we’re moving on to the sittimg up model! much love x

  • 5. Nip it in the bud  |  December 9, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Aunty Jenny – you are soft, save the tears for when I arrive, lots of love Bump x x x

    Bilbo – what good taste you have – that middle pic is the one that’s been chosen and posted up today on Day 9.
    Yep definitely happy to wait for a baby gift from Kings on the 6th rather than Christmas!

    Dad – you and us both :o)

    Em – I can just picture a super wriggly Rubio! thanks for the offer – a friend has lent us this one

  • 6. Bren  |  December 15, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Wow – looks like you are doing a great job on the bun in your “oven”

  • 7. Bren  |  December 15, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    oops forgot to say thank you for pointing out the Advent shed at the cathedral. what a unique thing to do, shame i have missed some of them.

  • 8. Mel (Formerly Fiona Mayhem)  |  January 3, 2012 at 3:30 am

    What a great idea for the advent calendar. They never had anything so cool when I lived there.

    And what lovely pictures. I liked all of them, not just the one that appeared.

  • 9. Nip it in the bud  |  January 3, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Bren – and that was only a 33 week bump! You can only imagine how enormous I am now with just 3 days to go….

    Mel – there’s a pioneer minister at the Cathedral now and he’s part of a group called FEIG (fresh expressions in Gloucester) who do alternative church (see their blog for details). They often come up with creative ways of engaging people.

    The pics turned out well and I’m glad I have a couple of bump shots at least that I don’t mind looking at!


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