Christmas in the Diocese: Events and Services

Christmas Events (scroll down for Christmas Services in your local area…)

13 December, 6pm: Carols on the Hill, East Maitland
Come and join us for Community Carols in the beautiful grounds of Saint Peter’s Anglican Church, William St, East Maitland. Hot food, soft drinks, ice cream, popcorn, fairy floss, coffee van, on site. Please bring a rug or chair. This is a family friendly alcohol-free event. Free Entry. Event flyer

14 December, 5.30pm: Sights and Sounds of Christmas, Cardiff
A journey through the Christmas Story. Colourful displays, puppets and carols. Followed by a sausage sizzle and visit from Santa. At St Thomas’ Anglican Church, 3 Thomas St, Cardiff. Event flyer

15 December, 12.30pm: Bells and Friends at Swansea
Celebrate Christmas at St Peter’s Anglican Church, 28 Josephson Street.  Featuring Hunter Handbells, Flute, EWI and special guest Robert Johnson on French Horn.  All your favourite carols to hear and sing.  Entry: $10 includes a delicious afternoon tea. Event Flyer

15 December, 4-6pm – Kahibah Village Christmas Party at St Martin’s, Kahibah
Music, Entertainment, Games, Christmas Craft, Food & Drinks,

15 December, 5.30pm – Carols on the Lawn at St Luke’s Anglican Church Wallsend

18th December,  7pm – All Saints Boolaroo Carols Service
Come and join us for a fun night of carol singing, readings a puppet play and a visit from Santa followed by supper.

Christmas Services

Beresfield/Thornton, St Paul’s Church, Beresfield & St Michael’s Church, Thornton

8 December, 6pm – Blue Christmas Eucharist at Beresfield

Christmas Eve
5.30pm – Pageant and Family Eucharist at Thornton
11.30pm – Midnight Mass at Beresfield

Christmas Day
8am – Parish Christmas Eucharist at Thornton


Boolaroo, All Saints (76 Main Street)

Christmas Eve
5.00pm – Family Service

Christmas Day     
7am – Eucharist

Cardiff, St. Thomas’ (3 Thomas St)

Christmas Eve
6.30pm – Family Service
11.00pm – Carols Music
11.30pm – Eucharist

Christmas Day
9.00am – Eucharist

For more info ph 49548550


Charlestown, St Martin’s Kahibah

Christmas Eve
11pm – Service

Christmas Day
9am – Family Service


East Maitland, Saint Peter’s Anglican Church

Christmas Eve
4 pm & 6 pm – Christmas Services for the Whole Family
8.30 pm – Christmas Sung Eucharist with Choir (for those who cannot make it to Midnight)
11.30 pm – Christmas Midnight Sung Eucharist with Choir and Blessing of the Crib

Christmas Day
8.30 am: Eucharist with Carols

Find out more about your local Parish Church: Ph (02) 4934 5303

Hamilton, St Peter’s

148 Denison Street, Hamilton

Christmas Day
8.30am  – Eucharist


Islington, St Mark’s

St Mark’s, 7 Norfolk Street, Islington

Christmas Eve
7pm Family Service with Eucharist, St Mark’s, Islington

Kotara, Church of the Good Shepherd

Christmas Eve
5pm -Family Service
11:30pm -Midnight Mass

Christmas Day
8am – Service

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Mayfield, St Andrew’s

St Andrew’s, 31a Church Street, Mayfield

Christmas Eve
11pm Midnight Mass, St Andrew’s, Mayfield

Christmas Day
8.30am Eucharist, St Andrew’s, Mayfield

Morpeth, St James’

Christmas Eve
4 pm – Christmas Eve Family Service
11:30 pm – Midnight Mass

Christmas Day
9 am – Christmas Eucharist


Newcastle, Christ Church Cathedral

52 Church Street, Newcastle

Christmas Eve
5.00pm –  Service for Children and Families with Carols
7.30pm  –  ‘Nine Lessons and Carols’ a service with traditional and contemporary carols for choir and congregation
11.00pm – Midnight Mass with procession and blessing of the crib

Christmas Day
7.00am  –  Eucharist
8.30am  –  Choral Eucharist
10.30am – Eucharist for Families (Children – bring a favourite present to be blessed!)


Raymond Terrace, St John’s Anglican Church


Other Services

Friday 6th December: Lighting of the Christmas Tree in the grounds of the Old Rectory, including band participation, Christmas Carols and St John’s Stall. Start time to be announced.

Tuesday 10th December: 6pm – Loaves & Fishes Service on the Hunter River Bank.  If inclement weather St John’s Anglican Church as a backup venue.

Sunday 15th December: 6pm – Readings & Carols at St John’s.

Sunday 22nd December: 6pm – Blue Christmas at St John’s for those who find Christmas difficult for whatever reason

Christmas Eve
6pm – Christmas Eve Family Service, Nativity & Carols
11.30pm – Traditional Christmas Eve Mass

Christmas Day
9am – Christmas Day Mass

All welcome. Enquiries: Fr Steve Niland 0401 061 789 or


Scone – St Luke’s Church, Scone, St Jude’s Church, Bunnan, St Matthew Church, Gundy & Union Church, Moonan Flat

14 December, 6pm – Blue Christmas, St Luke’s Scone

15 December, 3pm – Christmas Service, Union Church Moonan Flat

15 December, 5pm – Lessons & Carols, St Matthew’s Gundy

20 December, 6pm – Christmas Service, St Jude’s Bunnan

21 December, 6pm – Christmas Service, St Matthew’s Gundy

Christmas Eve @ St Luke’s Scone
10.30am – Holy Communion
6:30pm – Family Christmas Service
11pm – Holy Communion

Christmas Day @ St Luke’s Scone
8am Holy Communion


Swansea, St Peter’s Anglican Church

(28 Josephson Street – near Woolworths)

Christmas Eve
5pm – Family Service with Holy Communion

Christmas Day
9.30am – Holy Communion


Telarah-Rutherford, St Christopher’s

Christmas Eve
6pm – Family Service
11:30pm – Midnight Mass

Christmas Day
9am – Holy Eucharist

Toukley, St Luke’s Anglican Church

Christmas Eve
6pm – Crib Service
11.30pm – Midnight Mass

Christmas Day
9am – Holy Communion


Wallsend, St Luke’s

Christmas Eve
5pm – Family Christmas
11pm – Carols
11.30pm – Midnight Mass

Christmas Day
9.30am – Christmas Day Mass


Woy Woy, St Luke’s Woy Woy & St Andrew’s Umina

Christmas Eve
4.30pm – Crib Service & Carols, St Andrew’s Umina
11pm – Midnight Mass-St Luke’s Woy Woy

Christmas Day
8am – Service, St Andrew’s Umina
10am – Service, St Luke’s Woy Woy