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TIMARU

Connect Church: Christmas Service this Sunday at Mountainview High School auditorium, from 7pm. Will include carols, children’s Christmas songs and a play.

Equippers Church: Carols service on Sunday, held at 5pm at the Craighead Diocesan School auditorium on Wrights Ave.

Life Church: “Pop up Nativity” Christmas service this Sunday, 134 Morgans Rd, at 10.30am. Children are invited to come dressed as angels or shepherds. The church will host a service on Christmas Eve, from 8.30pm to 9pm.

St Mary’s Anglican Church: Two services on Christmas Eve, the first, a children’s service at 6pm, will feature a baby alpaca, the church’s choirs, carols and dress-ups. There will also be an evening service on Monday, starting with ┬ácarol singing at 10.30pm, before the service begins at 11pm.

St Thomas’ Catholic Church: 7pm carols and nativity service on Christmas Eve, followed by Mass at 7.30pm. There will also be a 10am Mass on Christmas Day.

Sacred Heart Basilica: Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve, with carols from 11.45pm. There will also be a 9am Mass on Christmas Day.


TEMUKA

St Joseph’s Catholic Church: Christmas Eve Mass at 8.30pm, preceded by carols from 8pm.

Connect Church Temuka: “Christmas” service on Sunday at 7pm.


GERALDINE

St Andrew’s: Christmas Eve service at 6.30pm on Monday, preceded by a free family BBQ at 6pm. There will also be a traditional carols service on Christmas Eve at 8pm and a 9am service on Christmas Day.

St Mary’s Anglican Church: 5pm Christmas Eve Crib Service, children are welcome to dress up and ukulele-based carols will also be sung.

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church: Christmas Day at 9am, preceded by carols from 8.30am.


PLEASANT POINT

Christmas Eve Catholic Mass: Kerry Hall, 6pm, preceded by carols from 5.30pm.

Combined family service: Between St Albans Anglican and Point Presbyterian at St Albans Anglican Church, 20 Harris St, at 7pm on Christmas Eve.

Point Presbyterian: Christmas Day worship service at 8.30am at the Pleasant Point Town Hall.


MACKENZIE

St Patrick’s Church, 7 Gall St, Fairlie: Christmas Eve Mass at at 11.50pm. There will also be Mass on Christmas Day at 9.30am.

All Saints Church, on Mackenzie Dr, Twizel: Christmas Eve Mass at 8pm.

Church of the Good Shepherd, Tekapo: Nine Lessons and Carols, 23 December 4pm. Christmas Eve Holy Communion, December 24, 10pm. Christmas Morning Holy Communion, December 25, 11am.


WAIMATE/GLENAVY

St Patrick’s Basilica: Christmas Eve Mass, starting at 7pm with carols and a children’s pageant, followed by Mass at 7.30pm.

St Augustine’s Anglican Church: 11pm “Midnight” Carols. Communion service on Christmas Eve, along with a Christmas Day Carols and Communion service at 9am. Glenavy Anglican Church: Community Carol service at, 7pm, on Christmas Eve.

St Mary’s Anglican: Hill Rd, Esk Valley, and Carols and Communion service at, 7pm on Christmas Eve.


CAVE

St David’s, Cave: Christmas Day worship service at at 10am.