AdventWord 2018

We invite you to walk with us on this AdventWord journey as we move through the season of preparation and expectation. We thank you all for joining our digitally-connected prayer community as we welcomed the Christ Child!

Dec 2nd –  Journey

We begin our AdventWord journey with a view from the entrance of St Ninian’s Cave in the Machars of Galloway.

Dec 3rd – Watch

“Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.” Luke 1:38, NRSV.
Angels watch Mary in adoration, detail from a stained glass window in Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Motherwell.

Dec 4th – Focus

Ailsa Craig through the ruins of Dunure Castle, Ayrshire.

Dec 5th – Night

“The night is far gone, the day is near. Let us then lay aside the works of darkness and put on the armour of light.” Romans 13:12, NRSV.
Detail from a stained glass window at night from St Ninian’s Episcopal Church, Castle Douglas.

Dec 6th – Light

Sunset at Mochrum Hill, Maybole, South Ayrshire.

Christingle Service at St Ninian’s Episcopal Church, Prestwick.

Buchanan Road, Glasgow.

Dec 7th – Sprout

Flowers sprouting from a thurible and a Scottish Prayer Book, St Oswald’s Episcopal Church, Maybole, during a flower festival.

Calla lilies sprouting.

Dec 8th – Alert

The final stretch of the canal leading to the Falkirk Wheel.

Lexi the guide dog in St Ninian’s Episcopal Church, Prestwick.

Dec 9th – Wild

The Kelpies at the eastern entrance to the Forth and Clyde Canal.

Dec 10th – Cry

The wall in Bethlehem.


Dec 11th – Grow

Tiny mushrooms pushing through a sea of moss.

Parrot tulips, “Estella Rijnveld”.

Dec 12th – Rough

Colourful light refracted on a roughly hewn stone.

Dec 13th – Smooth

Buildings reflected in smoothly polished stone.

Dec 14th – Prune

“I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same beareth much fruit: for apart from me ye can do nothing.” John 15:5 ERV.

Dec 15th – Prepare

Grey heron preparing to take flight.

Christingles being made.

Dec 16th – Rejoice

Dec 17th – Sing

The community choir “Little Voices Big Sound” (meeting in St Ninian’s Episcopal Church, Prestwick) and seen here singing in a care home in Ayr.

The congregation of All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Bearsden singing.

Dec 18th – Ancestor

A silhouette of a menhir from the Ring of Brodgar in Orkney.

Dec 19th – Wash

A view from the river Jordan.
A cross reflected in a puddle.

Dec 20th – Ablaze

Set our hearts on fire. St Ninian’s Episcopal Church, Prestwick.

Full moon.

Dec 21st – Sign

Snowdrops, first sign of the spring.

Cat pawprints in the snow.

Footprints on a beach.

Dec 22nd – Expect

Dawn; underneath the mist is Loch Fyne. Expecting the sun to rise, our expectations becoming a reality, Advent turning into Christmas.

Lexi, the guide dog, expecting her human to come back.

Dec 23rd – Persist

For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours, now and for ever. Amen.

Dec 24th – Peace

The baptismal font of St Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Possilpark.

A view from the Bield at Blackruthven.

A view of Lake Galilee from Capernaum.

Dec 25th – Celebrate

 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth. Merry Christmas!