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Celebrate + be generous

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The lights, the sounds, the mince pies… it really is a season of celebration. And yet in the midst of thre celebration are those who struggle silently unable to lavish gifts and meals upon loved ones.

We want to both invite people to celebrate and serve our communities this Christmastime. Find out what’s going on below!

Reflect God's Generosity

Christmas Gift Shop

We’re teaming up with Raunds and Thrapston Foodbanks to provide gifts for children whose families can’t afford to buy them this Christmas.

Christmas Together

On Christmas Day our Thrapston community join other churches in  hosting a family Christmas meal complete with food, games and gifts for those who would otherwise be on their own – but there is plenty we can do to help!


Saturday 2nd December

Vineyard Kids' Christmas Party


Manor School, Raunds

Join us for our FREE Kids Christmas party for those aged 0-11. We’ll have games, baby toys, crafts and a a visit from Father Christmas! Please note children must be accompanied by parents – and older siblings are welcome to join in the fun.

Saturday 16th December

Carols on the Square


Raunds Market Square

Join us as local churches as we sing traditional Christmas hymns and hear readings from the Bible under the twinkling lights of Raunds Town Square – with free mince pies available afterward.

Sunday 17th December

Christmas Family Service


Manor School, Raunds

This is one for everyone to join in with! There’s no kids or youth this week as we sing familiar carols, enjoy a specially-written Kids Chrismas play and hang around for mince pies afterward.

Sunday 17th December

Carols at Lago

7.00pmnote new time!

Lago Lounge, Rushden Lakes


Join us at the ever-popular Lago Lounge as we rattle through some old and new carols and embrace the warmth and welcome of Christmas! Grab a hot drink or tipple-of-choice from the bar and sing your heart out. Fun for all the family!

Sunday 24th December

Christmas Eve Gathering


Manor School, Raunds

We are together on Christmas Eve for a “normal” gathering – come and worship this Jesus we are celebrating over the Christmas season… with mince pies afterward.

Sunday 25th December

Christmas Together!


Thrapston Baptist Church, Thrapston


Local churches are inviting anyone who will be alone on Christmas Day to join us for a FREE Christmas Dinner from 1-5pm (food served 2pm) at Thrapston Baptist Church (St Paul’s Gardens, NN14 4FE).  

If you need help with transport please contact us, we are arranging transport across the Nene Valley area and beyond. Contact us below to let us know you’re coming along.

Embrace Scripture this Christmas

We’ve prepared a really simple Bible reading plan for those who find it helpful. It can be really easy to lose Jesus in this season that is all about his arrival to earth and humanity’s story. So make Scripture a part of your daily rhythm throughout December up-to Christmas.

]If you are already using your own Bible reading tools and plans, carry on with those.