Advent is the period of four Sundays and weeks before Christmas (or sometimes from the 1st December to Christmas Day!). Advent means ‘Coming’ in Latin. This is the coming of Jesus into the world. Christians use the four Sundays and weeks of Advent to prepare and remember the real meaning of Christmas.

When looking at our Boundary characteristics there are many we can link to Advent. Being patient, as we wait for the big day to arrive! Being curious as we think about what Christmas gifts might be shared between everybody. Caring, as it is a special time to remember all the people we have around us and many more!