Press Release: Diamonds Christmas Carol Service at Rushden Lakes

AFC Rushden & Diamonds backed and supported by the Reverend Rachel Hawkins and St Peter’s Parish Church, Rushden is hosting their annual Christmas Carol Service at Rushden Lakes on Wednesday 18th December 2019 at 7:30pm. The event is free to all and will take place on the Boardwalk, Lakeside, Rushden Lakes or should there be adverse weather near the Cineworld entrance. 

The Service will be led by Reverend Rachel Hawkins and Reverend Jordan Allen from St Peter’s Parish Church. We are delighted to announce that taking a significant part in the service will be Reverend Richard Coles, the co-presenter for BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live and BBC One’s The Big Painting Challenge and a regular contributor to panel shows such as QI, Would I Lie To You? and Have I Got News For You. Richard is very well known locally as the Parish Priest of St Mary’s Church, Finedon.

Accompanying Music will be provided by the aptly named Paul Needle’s Diamond Jazz Quartet.

The Carol Service is being held this year and for the first time at Rushden Lakes, the County’s Premier Shopping and Leisure Destination. Visitors can shop, eat, explore and play at 50 to 70 of the UK’s favourite stores and restaurants. With a multiplex Cinema, surrounded by 200 acres of Nene Wetlands, Rushden Lakes offers a truly unique experience. 

Reverend Rachel Hawkins is very much looking forward to the Lakes event “St Peter’s Parish Church are privileged to be working with AFC Rushden & Diamonds and The Lakes to provide this opportunity and a warm welcome for everyone to come and celebrate the real reason for this wonderful season of Christmas.”

Paul Rich, Centre Manager at Rushden Lakes is delighted to be the venue for this year’s event We are really looking forward to hosting the Diamonds Christmas Carol Service this year! It will be an enjoyable evening for all the family and great for community building!”

AFC Rushden & Diamonds Commercial Director John Gregory on behalf of the football club commented “As a Community Football Club we see huge value as a leading local sporting club to play a significant role in bringing our community together. Together with St Peters Parish Church, Rushden and the hugely supportive Rushden Lakes management we hope this event will have both social and cultural impact. The whole idea behind this Community Christmas event is encourage people in the community to come together and share the joys of the season at this prime location.”

Our motto for the event is EVERYONE IS WELCOME!


For further information including interviews or plus more details of the event please contact John Gregory Commercial Director AFC Rushden & Diamonds, email or phone 07788 102430

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