Light in the Darkness

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it (John 1:5)

This Christmas we want to:

  • celebrate the light of Jesus coming into the darkness
  • comfort those for whom the darkness is feeling tough
  • share why Jesus really does offer light to everyone

Below you'll find information about activities and events happening at Grace Church (keep checking back as more will be added!), as well as videos of people from our church sharing their thoughts about Christmas this year.


Why do you think the message of Christmas offers light in the darkness?


Events & Activities*

*Times and formats may vary depending on current Coronavirus regulations.  Keep checking back as more things will be added.

Carol on your doorstep

Every Sunday in Advent (29th Nov; 6th, 12th, 20th Dec) at 5pm

We're not going to be able to hold carol services in the usual way this year.  But that doesn't mean we can't sing carols together.  Join us every Sunday in advent as we sing 'Silent Night' on our doorsteps at 5pm.  Find lyrics and instructions here.

Zoom Christmas Quiz

 Friday 4th December, 7.45pm

Join us for a Christmas themed general knowledge quiz on Zoom.  For more details and to sign up head here.

Bake Along

Saturday 12th December, 2pm

Join with FaithinKids for a Christmas Bake-along on Youtube. Click here for details.

Nativity Service

Sunday 20th December, 10am

Join us in person or on Zoom as families at church retell the Christmas story from their homes, alongside carols, traditional readings, and a brief consideration of the question 'What light can Jesus offer us this Christmas?'  For details of how to join, head to our Sunday Church tab.

Nativity Trail

Sunday 20th December, from 3pm

Come and experience the nativity acted out in gardens across Newton Hall.  Check back here for more details soon!

The Great Grace Church Christmas Bake Off

Monday 21st December, 4pm

Join us on Zoom for a Christmas themed Bake Off.  With competitions for pre-school, infant, junior, secondary and adults, there's chance for everyone to show off their baking skills (or lack of) and to hear from one of the Grace Church family about why they think Jesus offers light in the darkness this Christmas.

Christingle Service

Christmas Eve, 4pm

Join us in person or on Zoom for a Christingle service.  We'll make a Christingle together, exploring it's meaning as well as singing some carols.

Carols of Comfort

Christmas Eve, 8pm

It's been a tough year hasn't it?  Perhaps it's also looking like being a tough Christmas for you.  Why don't you join us on Christmas Eve for Carols of Comfort, a chance to reflect on the comfort Christ brings into our darkness.  This service will become available on youtube at 8pm on Christmas Eve and be available to watch throughout the Christmas weekend.

Christmas Day Services

Join us on Christmas Day.  We're going to be running as many services as needed to welcome in everyone who wants to join us in a Covid-safe way.  Details of how to book your place will appear here in early December.

The 10am service on Christmas Day will also be accessible via Zoom.