Heartsease church joins rocks craze this Christmas 

There'll be plenty of opportunities to remind everyone that #HeartseaseRocks and find out more about the Christmas Story this December, as St Francis Church joins in with the craze of decorating rocks for people to find.

Join in decorating rocks during the church's Christmas Fayre on Saturday 9 December, after which the newly decorated rocks will be hidden around the neighbourhood.

The rocks, decorated scenes and people from the nativity, will be hidden around the Heartsease estate, for everyone to find. The challenge is to find as many different ones as possible.
Once found, you can take a photo of the rock and post it on social media with the hashtag #HeartseaseRocks.

The rediscovered rocks will be used in the Crib Service on Christmas Eve, to help tell the Christmas story, and everyone who comes along can take home a rock to remind them of all the fun.

Revd Heather Cracknell, Vicar and Pioneer Minister at St Francis Church said, "This craze brings together creativity and fun, along with adventure of getting out and about in the neighbourhood. It's also fun to join in with others through sharing photos on social media using the hashtag."

“As I'm still quite new to the community here, it'll be great way to get to know everyone better. And of course a reminder of the Nativity story when we're out and about during the busyness of the run up to Christmas."

#HeartseaseRocks launches at the start of Advent (Sunday 3 December), with a few rocks being hidden on Monday 4 December. The majority of the rocks will be hidden after the Christmas Fayre on Saturday 9 December. Then Heartsease residents will have the challenge of finding as many as they can until Christmas Eve!

Anyone can join in the fun of hiding and finding the rocks but remember the rocks should always be hidden in well-lit, safe, public places and always make sure you go with someone when finding the rocks.

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