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/ 15 October 2019

2019 Real Advent Calendar

2019 Real Advent Calendar

The 2019 Real Advent Calendar has been officially launched with a new 24-page Christmas story-activity book, a children’s competition, with profits helping to transform the lives of children in Kenya.

David Marshall, from the Meaningful Chocolate Company, said:

“The new design 2019 Real Advent Calendar is unique. The calendar comes with a 24-page Christmas story-activity book with a page for every day of Advent and some fun Advent challenges. Behind each of the 25 windows is part of the Christmas story and a festive shaped Fairtrade milk chocolate.”

“It’s a great way for parents, grandparents and Godparents to share the Christmas story. No other calendar enables parents and children to experience the Christmas story for 24-days and be challenged to do some good in the season.”


To celebrate the launch of the 2019 Real Advent Calendar a special competition is being held. The challenge is for young people to design the front of an Advent Calendar with the theme of ‘The Star Over Bethlehem’.

The competition is open to primary schools, secondary schools, and Sunday schools/Messy Church/youth groups such as Guides or Boys’ Brigade. There are three first prizes of £150 in each category and three runners-up prizes of £50. Cheques for £150 and £50 will be made to the nominated group and all winners and runners-up will receive a box of our Fairtrade Christmas crackers and tree decorations. More details on the link below.

Money raised from this year’s Real Advent Calendar will help The Funzi and Bodo Trust provide mums and babies from African villages with care; clinics for pregnant mums, birthing rooms, baby growth and malnutrition clinics. The RRP is £3.99. The calendar can be ordered from meaningfulchocolate.co.uk or can be found in Cathedral shops and major supermarkets.

About Matthew Hall

Matthew Hall was the diocesan Communications Assistant, before going on to become a Franciscan Friar with the Society of St Francis. Matthew seeks to protect the environment. He adores hiking and being outdoor in the country or by the sea in nearly all weather. He dreams of hiking to Rome and Jerusalem.

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