Christmas at Living Rock

You're invited to join us this Christmas for a host of family-friendly events. It's the most wonderful time of the year!

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⚠️ Important Information

We want to let you know that we have made the decision not to meet for either of our in-person Christmas Eve services (Carols by Candlelight) in Market Harborough and Stoney Stanton, and instead will host an online Christmas Eve event his year.

We feel that in the midst of rising Covid rates, we should be prudent and ensure we protect one another and our community. We’ve not taken this decision lightly, but after prayerful thought and discussion, feel this is the best thing to do at this time.

We appreciate this might be disappointing for some, but our desire is to help keep everyone as safe as possible and do all we can to make sure we can all enjoy Christmas together with friends and family.

However, as we’ve mentioned, although there won’t be an in-person carols service on Friday 24th December, there will be an online Carols by Candlelight video from 4pm on YouTube and the Living Rock Church website.

It will be a fantastic 30-minute Festive Feast with Christmas songs and the nativity story.

Also, don’t forget David Lyon will be delivering a short Christmas message online, available to watch on Christmas Day from 10am.

Our prayer is that you will be most blessed and that you are able to celebrate the birth of our Lord and King Jesus. He is wonderful!

⏰ Christmas Opening Hours

Sunday 19th December
Follow the Star at 10am in Market Harborough
Christmas Presence at 11am and 3pm in Stoney Stanton

Tuesday 21st December
Church office open until 12pm

Friday 24th December
Church office open until 1pm
Carols by Candlelight ONLINE at 4pm.

Saturday 25th December
No in-person services, but a Christmas Day Message will be published online at 10am

Sunday 26th December
No in-person services.

Sunday 2nd January
Sunday Celebrations at 10am in Stoney Stanton and 10:30am in Market Harborough (Gov. restrictions permitting).

Tuesday 4th January
Church office re-opens at 9am.

Online Events

If you’re unable to attend any live events this season, or are choosing to self isolate, then don’t worry – we’ve got Christmas events just for you! We’ll be publishing some specific online-only content to our YouTube channel throughout December.

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Christmas Presence (Online)

🗓 Sunday 19th December
⏰ 5pm
📍 Living Rock Church YouTube Channel

Our big Christmas event for 2021 is “Christmas Presence”. If you are unable to attend the live event in Stoney Stanton on Sunday 19th December then you can still tune in and watch an online-only version right from the comfort of your own home! The online version will include all performance songs as well as the Christmas message. We’ll be publishing this at 5pm on Sunday 19th December on our YouTube channel.

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Carols by Candlelight - ONLINE

🗓 Friday 24th December
⏰ 4pm
📍 Living Rock Church YouTube Channel

You’re invited to join us online at 4pm for Carols by Candlelight. There will be carols to sing along to and a special Christmas Story book read to us. Why not get into your Christmas pyjamas, snuggle up on the sofa with a hot chocolate and allow us to bring some festive fun straight to your living room!

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Christmas Day Message

🗓 Saturday 25th December
⏰ 10am
📍 Living Rock Church YouTube Channel

We’ll be broadcasting a short 10 minute Christmas Day message from David Lyon at 10am on YouTube. It will be available to watch at any time afterwards. We look forward to bringing a message of hope and joy into your homes on Christmas Day!

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In-person live events for the whole family

Last Christmas was a difficult one, with last minute restrictions and absent loved ones. This year we’re doing all we can to bring people back together, safely, to celebrate Christmas! Our live events are suitable for all ages and are free to attend.

Stoney Stanton Light Switch On

🗓 Saturday 4th December
⏰ 5:30pm
📍 Living Rock Church, Stoney Stanton, LE9 4LU

Join us on Saturday 4th December for the Stoney Stanton Christmas Lights Switch On! Enderby Brass Band and LRC Community Choir will be performing from 5:30pm to 6:30pm, and the light switch on will take place at 6pm. Free Festive Refreshments and Village Raffle Draw will take place afterwards at Living Rock Church.

Nativity Trail

🗓 Sunday 5th December
⏰ 11am
📍 Living Rock Church, Stoney Stanton, LE9 4LU

Brand new for 2021 is the Nativity Trail! Can you find all 7 characters from the nativity story? Go on a hunt around Stoney Stanton and check off the characters on the map. There will be fancy dress, prizes, festive refreshments, and a gift for everyone who takes part.

All ages welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult. Craft and spaces are limited so  booking is essential.

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Follow the Star

🗓 Sunday 19th December
⏰ 10am
📍 Meadowdale Primary School, Market Harborough, LE16 7XQ

Join us for “Follow the Star”, a family Christmas craft morning at Meadowdale Primary School. There will be craft tables set up, Christmas carols and delicious festive refreshments served throughout! Spaces are limited so book your place early.

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Christmas Presence

🗓 Sunday 19th December
⏰ 11am & 3pm
📍 Living Rock Church, Stoney Stanton, LE9 4LU

Our big Christmas production for 2021 is “Christmas Presence”. This year we take a look at how Jesus was promised to us, how his presence is with us, and how we can experience his love, joy and peace in our present day. We’ll have a mixture of contemporary songs, classic carols, a Christmas message delivered by video, and festive refreshments afterwards.

This is a popular event so we’re running it twice – once at 11am and once at 3pm! Come early to grab a great seat.

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You can experience love, joy and peace this Christmas

Jesus came at Christmas so that we could be saved from death and be brought back into a relationship with God our father. He died on a cross so that our sins could be forgiven; he took our place and made a way for us to be whole again. If you’ve ever felt like something is missing in your life, or have wondered whether you have a purpose on the earth, we want you to know that Jesus made a way to fill the emptiness we feel and give us a future full of life!

If you’d like to give your life to Jesus and begin the greatest adventure you could possibly imagine we’re here to help. Life as a follower of Jesus isn’t always easy, but it is full of hope, peace, comfort and joy.

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