Holiday service guide: Church services

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CHURCH SERVICES

CATHOLIC

Sacred Heart Cathedral: Christmas Eve Vigils 5.30pm and 7.30pm, Polish service at 10pm and midnight mass. Christmas Day service at 9.30am and Polish service at 11.30am. Aberdeen: St Thomas’s, Christmas Eve Vigil 8.30pm. Abermain: St Francis Xavier’s, Christmas Day service 9am. Adamstown: St Columba’s, Christmas Day service 9.15am. Belmont: St Francis Xavier’s, Christmas Eve Vigil 6pm, Christmas Day service 9.15am. Beresfield: Our Lady of Lourdes, Christmas Eve Vigil 6pm. Booragul: St Michael the Archangel, Christmas Day service 7.30am. Branxton: St Brigid’s, Christmas Eve Vigil 6pm. Broadmeadow: St Laurence O’Toole, Christmas Eve Vigil 5.30pm. Bulahdelah: St Brigid’s, Christmas Eve Vigil 7pm. Campbells Hill: Sacred Heart, Christmas Day service 8am. Cardiff: St Kevin’s, outdoor Christmas Eve Vigil, 6.30pm (BYO chairs).  Cessnock: St Joseph’s, Christmas Eve Vigil 7pm and midnight Mass, Christmas Day service 8am. Charlestown: St Mary Immaculate Christmas Eve Vigil 5.30pm and midnight Mass, Christmas Day service 8am. Clarence Town: St Patrick’s, Christmas Day service 8am. Denman: St Bernard’s, Christmas Eve Vigil 6pm. Dungog: St Mary’s, Christmas Day service 9.30am. East Maitland: St Joseph’s Christmas Eve Vigil 6pm, Christmas Day service 8.30am.  Gateshead: Roger Kennedy Centre, Christmas Eve Vigil 6pm. St Pauls, Christmas Day service 9.30am. Glendale: Holy Cross, Christmas Eve Vigil 6pm and midnight Mass, Christmas Day service 9am. Gloucester: St Joseph’s, Christmas Eve Vigil 6pm,  Christmas Day service 8.30am. Gresford: School of Arts, Christmas Eve Vigil 6.30pm. Greta: St Catherine’s, Christmas Day service 7am. Hamilton: Salvation Army, Christmas Day 9am service. Kotara: St Phillip’s, Christmas Eve Vigil 6pm, Christmas Day service 8am. Kurri Kurri: Holy Spirit, Christmas Vigil 7pm. Lambton: St John the Evangelist, Christmas Eve Vigil 7pm, Christmas Day service 9am. Largs: Holy Family, Christmas Day service 8.20am. Lochinvar: Christmas Day service 9.30am.  Mayfield: St Columban’s, Christmas Eve Vigil 6pm, Christmas Day service 8am.

Mayfield West: Christ the King, Christmas Eve Vigil 7.30pm. Medowie: St Christopher’s, Christmas Eve Vigil 9pm. Merriwa: St Annes, Vigil 8.30am. Moonan Flat: Immaculate Heart, Christmas Eve Vigil 4.30pm. Morisset: Showground, Christmas Eve carols 6pm and Vigil 7pm; St John Vianney, Christmas Day service 9.30am. Morpeth: Immaculate Conception, Christmas Day service 7.15am. Murrurundi: St Joseph’s, Christmas Day service 7.30am. Muswellbrook: St James, Christmas Eve Vigil 6pm and midnight Mass, Christmas Day service 10am. Nelson Bay: St Michael’s, Vigil 6pm and 8pm and midnight Mass, Christmas Day service 8.30am. Newcastle: St Mary’s, Christmas Day service 7.30am. New Lambton: St Therese’s, Christmas Eve carols 4.30pm, Vigil 5pm and Mass of Midnight from 10pm, Christmas Day service 9.15am.  Paterson: St Columba’s, Christmas Day 9.30am. Raymond Terrace: St Brigid’s, Christmas Eve carols 7pm and midnight Mass. Rutherford: St Paul’s Primary School, Christmas Eve, 6.30pm in school grounds. Scone: Mary Queen of Peace, Christmas Eve carols 7pm and Vigil 7.30pm, Christmas Day service 10am. Shortland: Our Lady of Victories, Christmas Eve Vigil 6.30pm and 8.30pm, Christmas Day service 8am. Singleton: St Patrick’s, Christmas Eve Vigil 8pm, Christmas Day service 9am. Stockton: St Peter in Chains, Christmas Eve Vigil 7pm; Christmas Day service 9.30am. Stroud: St Columbanus’, Christmas Day service 10.30am. Swansea: St Patrick’s, Christmas Eve Vigil 6pm and Christmas Day service 7.30am.  The Junction: St Joseph’s, Christmas Eve Vigil 6.30pm, Christmas Day service 9am. Tighes Hill: Immaculate Heart of Mary, Christmas Day service 8am. Toronto: St Joseph’s, Christmas Eve Vigil 6pm and 8.30pm, Christmas Day service 8am.  Wallsend: Wallsend High School Hall, Christmas Eve Vigil 5.30pm; St Patrick’s, Christmas Eve Mass of Midnight at 10pm, Christmas Day service 10am. Waratah: Corpus Christi, Christmas Eve carols at 6pm, Vigil 6.30pm and midnight Mass, Christmas Day service 7.30am. Warners Bay: St Mary’s, Christmas Eve Vigil 5.30pm and 7.30pm, Christmas Day service 9am. Wallsend: Macquarie College grounds, Christmas Day 9.30am service. West Wallsend: Our Lady of Good Counsel, Christmas Eve Vigil 7.30pm. Windale: St Pius X, Christmas Eve Vigil 7.30pm; Christmas Day service 7.45am. Wingham: Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Christmas Eve Vigil 8pm and midnight Mass.

ANGLICAN

Christ Church Cathedral: Christmas Eve 5pm family carols, 7.30pm  carols service, 11.45pm midnight Mass, Christmas Day 7am eucharist, 8.30am choral eucharist and 10.30am eucharist. Adamstown: St Stephen’s, Christmas Eve 7pm Mass for children, 11.30pm midnight Mass, Christmas Day service 9am. Belmont: All Saints, Christmas Eve 6.30pm service for children, 11.30pm midnight Mass, Christmas Day 8am Holy Communion. Belmont North: Holy Family Anglican Church, Christmas Eve 4pm Mass, 6pm Christmas Eve Mass. Beresfield: St Paul’s, Christmas Eve 11.30pm holy communion Mass; Christmas Day Mass 9.30am. Thornton: St Michael’s, Christmas Eve 5.30pm children’s play and holy communion; Christmas Day 8am Mass and holy communion. Branxton: St John’s, Christmas Eve 6pm family communion service, 11pm Mass, Christmas Day 9.30am Mass and eucharist service. Lochinvar: Holy Trinity Church, Christmas Day 8am Mass. Cardiff: St Thomas, Christmas Eve 6pm Mass and 11pm midnight Mass, Christmas Day 8am Mass holy eucharist. Charlestown: St Alban’s, Christmas Eve 6.30pm Christingle Eucharist and 11.30pm midnight Mass, Christmas Day 7.30am Mass and eucharist. Kahibah: St Martin’s, Christmas Eve Mass, Christmas Day 9am eucharist. Clarence Town: St John’s, Christmas Eve 6pm Mass. Cooks Hill: St John’s, Christmas Eve 5.30pm Mass, 6.15pm  family carol service, 7pm  carol service with holy communion, 11.30pm midnight Mass, Christmas Day 9am Christmas service. Dungog: Christchurch, Christmas Eve 6pm children’s service Mass and 11.30pm Christmas eucharist.  Maitland: St Mary’s Church, Christmas Eve 7pm Vigil and carols, 11.30pm sung service, Christmas Day 9am sung service. East Maitland: St Peter’s, Christmas Eve 6pm family service Mass, 11.30pm midnight eucharist, Christmas Day 8am Mass and eucharist.  Paterson: St Paul’s, Christmas Eve Mass 10.30pm. Gresford: St Anne’s, Christmas Day 7.30am  eucharist. Hamilton: St Peter’s, Christmas Eve 11.30pm high Mass; Christmas Day 8am mass. Lambton: St John’s, Christmas Eve 7pm family service. South Kotara: Good Shepherd Anglican Church, Christmas Eve 11pm traditional service. Jesmond: St Margaret’s, Christmas Day 7am Mass. Medowie: St Francis, Christmas Eve 4pm children’s Mass, 11.30pm holy communion, Christmas Day 9.30am holy communion. Merewether: St Augustine’s, Christmas Eve 6pm children’s service Mass, 9pm meditative service with carols, Christmas Day 8am sung eucharist, 10am contemporary holy communion. Nelson Bay: All Saints, Christmas Eve 6pm family service, 9pm meditative service with carols, Christmas Day 8am sung eucharist and 10am contemporary holy communion. New Lambton: All Saints, Christmas Eve 5.30pm Christingle service, Christmas Day 9am traditional communion. Raymond Terrace: St John’s, Christmas Eve 6pm family service and 11.30pm midnight Mass, Christmas Day 9am sung eucharist. Singleton: All Saints, Christmas Eve 5.30pm family mass, 10pm carols and 11pm eucharist Mass, Christmas Day 8am eucharist Mass and 9am eucharist Mass. Stockton: St Paul’s Anglican Church, December 23 7pm family Mass, Christmas Eve 11.30pm midnight Mass; Christmas Day 8.30am holy eucharist. Toronto: Christ the King, Christmas Eve 6pm family Mass eucharist, 11.30pm midnight Mass, Christmas Day 8.30am eucharist. Vacy: St John’s, 9.30am eucharist. Wallsend: St Luke’s, Christmas Eve 6pm family service, 11.30pm midnight Mass, Christmas Day 8am Mass. Williamtown: St Saviour’s, Christmas Day 7.45am holy communion.

BAPTIST

Warners Bay:  Christmas Day 9am service.

PRESBYTERIAN

Newcastle: St Andrew’s Christmas Eve 5pm family service, 11.30pm watch night service, Christmas Day 10am service. Waratah-Mayfield: St John’s  Christmas Day 8.30am service.

UNITING CHURCH

Adamstown: Christmas Day 9am service. Belmont: St Lukes  Christmas Eve 7pm, Christmas Day 8am service. Charlestown: Christmas Day 9am service. Garden Suburb: Christmas Eve 7.30pm service. Hamilton: Wesley  Christmas Eve 11.15pm service, Christmas Day 9am.  Kotara: Worship Centre Christmas Day 7.30am service. Mayfield:  Christmas Day 9am service. New Lambton:   Christmas Eve 6pm pageant, Christmas Day 9am service.  Stockton:  Christmas Day 8am service. Toronto: Christmas Eve 6pm family worship, 11.30pm candlelight watch night service, Christmas Day 9am celebration. Whitebridge: Christmas Eve 6pm service.

SALVATION ARMY

Belmont North: Christmas Day 9.30am service. Cardiff: Christmas Day 9am service. Raymond Terrace: Christmas Day 9.30am service. Westlakes: Christmas Eve 6pm service.

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