Christmas Service Times 2018


Christ Church Cathedral
Dec 2: 7pm Advent Carols
Dec 24: 5pm Service for Children and Families with Carols; 7.30pm Nine Lessons and Carols a service with traditional and contemporary carols for choir and congregation; 11pm Midnight Mass with procession and blessing of the crib
Dec 25: 7am Eucharist; 8.30am Choral Eucharist; 10.30am Eucharist for Families (Children – bring a favourite present to be blessed!); No Evening Service

Dec 23: 7.30am Low Mass; 9am Sung Mass; 4pm Messy Christmas
Dec 24: 5pm All Age Christmas Service; 11pm Vigil Mass
Dec 25: 8am  Christmas Mass

Dec 23: 9am 4th Sunday in Advent service
Dec 24: 7pm family and friends service with supper with St Nicholas to follow
Dec 25: 9am Christmas Day service

Dec 2: 6pm A Celtic Blue Christmas
Dec 16: 7pm Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Dec 24: 6pm Children’s Service; 11.30pm Midnight Eucharist
Dec 25: 8am Christmas Eucharist

MICA Ministries
Dec 24: 7pm Family Service with Eucharist, St Mark’s Islington; 11pm Midnight Mass, St Andrew’s Mayfield
Dec 25: 8.30am Eucharist, St Andrew’s, Mayfield

New Lambton
Dec 24: 5.30pm Carols and children; 8pm Carols and candles
Dec 25: 9am Carols and Communion

Dec 9: 5pm-7pm Carols on the Lawn / Family BBQ
Dec 24: 5pm Family Service with carols, blessing of crib and Nativity Play; 11pm Carols; 11.30pm Midnight Mass
Dec 25: 9.30am Christmas Day Mass with Carols



Dec 24: 6pm All Age Worship with Holy Communion; 11.30pm Midnight Mass
Dec 25: 8am Holy Communion

Belmont North/Redhead
Dec 24: 2pm Christmas on the Beach Redhead Beach; 6pm Christmas Eve Family Service, Belmont North; 11.30pm Christmas Eve Midnight Eucharist, Redhead
Dec 25: 8am Christmas Service, Belmont North

Dec 19: 7pm Carol Service with carol singing, puppet play and a visit from Santa
Dec 24: 6pm Christmas Eve Family service
Dec 25: 8.30am Christmas Day Mass

Cameron Park
Dec 25: 8.30am Christmas celebration.

Dec 15: 7pm Carol Service with carol singing, puppet play and a visit from Santa
Dec 24: 6pm Family Service; 11pm Carols; 11.30pm Midnight Mass
Dec 25: 9am Mass

Dec 24: 6pm for the Young at Heart, St Alban’s; 11.30pm Midnight Service, St Alban’s
Dec 25: 8am St Alban’s, 8am St Martin’s

Dec 24: 7pm Family Eucharist; 11.30pm Midnight Mass
Dec 25: 8am Eucharist

Dec 24: 5pm Family Service with Holy Communion
Dec 25: 8am Holy Communion; 10am Holy Communion, Gwandalan Community Hall



Dec 2: 6.30pm Blue Christmas, St Paul’s
Dec 24: 5.30pm Children’s Christmas Pageant and Mass, St Michael’s; 11.30pm Midnight Mass, St Paul’s
Dec 25: 8am St Michael’s; 9.30am St Paul’s
Dec 26: 9.45am St Stephen’s, Tarro site of St Stephen’s Church
Dec 28: 9:45am Holy Innocents, St Michael’s
Jan 5: 5:30pm Epiphany Blessing of the Waters, Hunter River at Hexham

Dec 24: 6pm St John the Divine Branxton; 11.30pm Midnight Mass, St John the Divine Branxton
Dec 25: 8am Holy Trinity Lochinvar; 10am St John the Divine Branxton

Dec 14: 6.30pm Millfield Community Carols Picnic Style, St Luke’s
Dec 20: 6.30pm Blue Christmas Service, St John’s Cessnock
Dec 21: 6.30pm Nine Lessons and Carols, St Johns
Dec 24: 6.30pm All Age Worship (Kids come dressed as Angels and Shepherds), St John’s Cessnock; 11.30pm Midnight Mass, St John’s Cessnock
Dec 25: 8.30am St John’s Cessnock; 8am St Luke’s Millfield

East Maitland
Dec 24: 4pm & 6pm Christmas Services for the whole family; 8.30pm Christmas Sung Eucharist with Choir; 11.30pm Christmas Midnight Sung Eucharist with Choir and Blessing of the Crib
Dec 25: 8.30am Eucharist with Carols

Dec 24: 6pm Family Service; 11.30pm Midnight Mass
Dec 25: 9am Sung Eucharist

Dec 2: 6pm Advent Procession
Dec 7: 6pm Carols@Closebourne
Dec 24: 4pm Family Service; 11.30pm Midnight Mass
Dec 25: 9am Christmas Mass

Wollombi Valley
Dec 23: 10am Christmas carols and Holy Eucharist, St John’s
Dec 25: 11.30am Christmas Mass, St Michael’s



Bateau Bay
Dec 24: 6pm Family Service (Communion); 9pm Holy Communion
Dec 25: 8.30am Holy Communion

Dec 24: 6pm Kids, Gosford; 6.30 Carols, Mangrove Mountain; 11.30pm Mass, Gosford
Dec 25: 8am Mass, Mangrove Mountain; 9.30am Mass, Gosford

Dec 24: 6pm Family Event
Dec 25: 7.30am and 9am services

St Alban’s
Dec 24: 6pm Christmas Eve Service of Readings and Carols, preceded by Christmas cake and fizz in the hall from 5.30pm

Dec 24: 5pm Children’s and Family Eucharist; 11pm Midnight Mass
Dec 25: 7.30am Sung Eucharist; 9.30am Holy Eucharist

The Entrance
Dec 24: 10.30pm Holy Communion
Dec 25: 9am Holy Communion

Woy Woy
Dec 24: 4.30pm Family Crib Service with Traditional Carols, St Andrew’s; 11pm Midnight Mass, St Luke’s
Dec 25: 8am Christmas Communion, St Andrew’s; 10am Christmas Eucharist, St Luke’s
Dec 30: 10am Combined Parish Service, St Andrew’s

Dec 23: 7.30am and 9.30 am services – Carol Services with Holy Communion: the Christmas Story told in words and carols
Dec 24: 6pm All-age Christmas Celebration (with nativity costumes for the children); 11.30pm Midnight Holy Communion
Dec 25: 9am Informal all-age worship with Holy Communion

Dec 16: 5pm “Facing Christmas without Them” Service (Light supper served afterwards)
Dec 23: 5pm “Keepsake Christmas” Making Christmas Memories at the Manger- a Family Christmas Event (FREE sausage sizzle and ice cream afterwards)
Dec 24: 8pm Nine Lessons and Carols by Candlelight
Dec 25: 9am Christmas Holy Communion



Clarence Town
Dec 24: 6.30pm St Thomas’s at Glen William
Dec 25: 7.30am St Columba’s at Karuah

Dec 15: 6.30pm Blue Christmas service, Christ Church Dungog
Dec 24: 6pm Children’s Christmas Eve Service and Pageant, Christ Church Dungog; 8pm Christmas Eve Eucharist, St Peter’s Bendolba; 10.30pm Carol singing and Midnight Mass, Christ Church Dungog
Dec 25: 9am Christmas Eucharist, Christ Church Dungog

Dec 23: 8.30am Gresford; 10.30am Paterson followed by Christmas lunch
Dec 24: 6pm St Mary-on-Allyn followed by Christmas nibbles
Dec 25: 9am Gresford

Raymond Terrace
Dec 7: 6pm Lighting of the Christmas Tree in association with Raymond Terrace Bowling Club in the Old Rectory grounds with Christmas Message and Carols
Dec 11: 6pm Loaves and Fishes Eucharist and Confirmation with Bishop Sonia, Riverside Park
Dec 16: 6pm Readings and Carols at St John’s
Dec 23: 9am Episcopal Visit – Bishop Sonia; 6pm Blue Christmas Service at St John’s
Dec 24: 6pm Christmas Eve – Nativity and Carols; 11.30pm Christmas Eucharist
Dec 25: 9am Christmas Eucharist

Dec 16: 5pm Christmas Carols – A special all age event on the December 16 from 5pm for a free BBQ and carols from 6pm
Dec 23: 7.30am Traditional; 10am All Age with children’s program
Dec 24: 9pm Traditional Christmas Celebration
Dec 25: 9am All Age Christmas Celebration

Williamtown/ Medowie/Mallabula
Dec 21: 4.30pm Messy Christmas, Mallabula
Dec 23: 8am Williamtown Holy Communion; 10am Mallabula Holy Communion; 4pm Medowie Family Service
Dec 24: 8pm Medowie “Pop-Up” Christmas Service
Dec 25: 8am Williamtown Holy Communion; 10am Mallabula Holy Communion



Dec 24: 5.30pm BBQ followed by 6pm All age carols service, St Alban’s Forster; 7pm Traditional Carol service, St Paul’s Nabiac; 11pm Traditional Communion service, St Albans Forster
Dec 25: 9am All-age Communion Service, St Alban’s Forster; 9.30am Traditional Communion, St Nicholas’ Tuncurry

Dec 14: 6.30pm The Blue Cross Festival of Trees Opening Night Celebration, Latham Centre
Dec 16: 4.30m Christmas MINI Market plus Sausage Sizzle; 6.30pm Lessons and Carols – a special evening of music and Christian celebration
Dec 23: 8am Sunday Eucharist; 10am Christmas Eucharist, Our Lady of Fatima Old Bar
Dec 24: 6pm Christmas Family Service
Dec 25: 8am Christmas Day Service

Dec 16: 5pm Carols in the Bush Under the Stars – All welcome for a truly uplifting celebration of the miracle of Christmas in our lovely bush setting at St Mark’s, St Mark’s Marlee
Dec 24: 6pm Children’s service; 10.15pm Drinks and Nibbles under the stars; 11pm Holy Communion
Dec 25: 7.45am Tinonee; 9.45am Wingham



Dec 16: 2pm St Martin’s Martindale
Dec 19: 6.30pm Christmas story and carols, St Luke’s Widden
Dec 24: 6pm Followed by a bring and share supper, St Mark’s Wybong; 11pm Christmas Carols with service beginning at 11.15pm; St Matthias Denman
Dec 25: 8.30am St Matthias Denman; 10.30am St Matthew’s Mt Dangar

Dec 2: 5.30pm Advent Lessons and Carols followed by a light supper
Dec 16: 5.30pm December Blue Christmas Service followed by refreshments in the Church grounds
Dec 24: 7.30pm Christmas Eve Service
Dec 25: 9am Christmas Day Service; 12noon Christmas Lunch in the Church Hall