Christmas Services 2020

Churches around the diocese will be celebrating Christmas with a variety of services.
This is a list of the services that have been confirmed. It will be updated as information comes in. The list is organised by region, and then area, in alphabetical order. Alternatively use the keyboard shortcut CTRL+F to do a search.
NORTHLAND REGION
MINISTRY UNIT/CHURCH
CHRISTMAS SERVICE DATE AND TIME
Dargaville – Holy Trinity Church
Hakaru – St Michael’s and All Angels
  • 24th December 7PM: Christmas Eve Carol Service
Kaitāia– St Saviours
  • 20th December 11AM: Messy Church Christmas Celebration
  • 24th December 11PM: Christmas Eve Candles and Carols Service
  • 25th December 9:30AM: Christmas Day Lessons and Carols
Kaiwaka – St Paul’s
  • 20th December 7:30PM: Carols by Candlelight
  • 25th December 9AM: Family Communion
Kawakawa – St Thomas
  • 6th December 9:30: Advent 2
  • 13th December 9:30: Advent 3
  • 20th December 9:30: Carol Service
Kerikeri – St James
  • 24th December 4:30PM: Family Service                 11:30PM: Midnight Communion
  • 25th December 9AM: Holy Communion with Carols
Mangawhai – Christ the King
  • 24th December 11PM: Midnight Christmas Communion
  • 25th December 9AM: Family Communion
Mangonui – St Andrew’s
  • 13th December 7PM: Nine Lessons and Carols
  • 20th December 9AM: Holy Communion
  • 24th December 11PM: Midnight Service
  • 25th December 9AM: Christmas Day Holy Communion
Maungatutoto – Holy Trinity 
  • 13th December 10AM: Christmas Cafe Service
  • 20th December 10AM: Carols and Readings
  • 24th December 9PM: Candlelight Cantata and Communion Service
Maunu – St John the Evangelist
  • 13th December 9:30AM: Lessons and Carols
  • 24th December 7PM: Christmas Eve Service
  • 25th December 9:30AM: Family Communion Christmas Service
Okaihau – St Catherine’s
  • 20th December 9:30AM:  Nine Lessons and Carols
Onerahi – St Stephens
  • 24th December 5:30PM: Family Carol Service
  • 25th December 9:30AM: Christmas Day Eucharist
Paihia – St Paul’s
  • 6th December 9AM: Advent 2
  • 13th December 10AM: Carol Service
  • 20th December 10AM: Advent 4
  • 24th December 7:30PM: Christmas Eve Eucharist
  • 25th December 10AM: Christmas Day Eucharist
Pakaraka – Holy Trinity
  • 6th December 9:30AM: Carols and Communion
Paparoa Mission District
  • 13th December 10AM: Christmas Cafe Service
Portland – Holy Cross
Rawene – All Saints
Ruakākā – St Paul’s
  • 20th December 9:30AM: Nine Lessons and Carols
  • 25th December 9:30AM: Christmas Day Holy Communion
Ruawai – St Michael’s
Russell – Christ Church
Te Kōpuru– St Peter’s
Tōwai– St Michael and All Angels
  • 20th December 7PM: Carol Service
Tutukaka Coast Community Church
Waimamaku – St Philip’s
Waimate North  – St John the Baptist
  • 25th December 9:30AM: Christmas Day Service
Waipū– St Peter’s
  • 24th December 11:30PM: Midnight Mass (Carols from 11PM)
Waiotemarama – St Barnabas
Whangārei– Christ Church
RODNEY REGION
MINISTRY UNIT/CHURCH
CHRISTMAS SERVICE DATE AND TIME
Helensville – St Matthew’s
 
Huapai – St Chad’s
  • 20th December 10AM: Christmas Themed Morning Service
  • 25th December 10AM: Family Communion Service
  • www.saintchadshuapai.com
Kaipara Flats – St Albans
  • 24th December 7PM: Christmas Eve Carol Service
Kaukapakapa – All Saints
Leigh – St Michael and All Angels
  • 25th December 9:30AM: Christmas Day Service
Matakana – St Leonard
  • 24th December 9AM: Candlelight Christmas
  • 25th December 9:30AM: Christmas Day Service
Orewa – St Chad’s
  • 13th December 2PM: Traditional Nine Lessons and Carols (Hibiscus Coast Community Village)
  • 19th December 7PM: Community Carols
  • 24th December 11:15PM: Christmas Eve Service with Carols
  • 25th December 9:30AM: Christmas Day Service
Silverdale – Holy Trinity Church
  • 20th December 6:30PM: Carols and refreshments
  • 25th December 9AM: Christmas Day Service
South Kaipara – St Matthew’s
  • 25th December 9:30AM: Christmas Day Service
Waiwera – Christ Church
  • 22nd December 7:30PM: Carols by Candlelight (followed by mulled wine and mince pies)
  • 25th December 10AM: Christmas Day Service
Warkworth – Christ Church
  • 24th December 5PM: Christingle Service                9:30PM: Candlelight Christmas
  • 25th December 9AM: Christmas Day Service
Wellsford – All Saints
Wellsford/Tomorata – St Francis in the Fields
AUCKLAND – NORTH SHORE
MINISTRY UNIT/CHURCH
CHRISTMAS SERVICE DATE AND TIME
Albany – Holy Cross
  • 16th December 7:30PM: 9 Lessons and Carols
  • 20th December 10:30AM: The Last Sunday of Advent
  • 24th December 11:30PM: Christmas Eve Gathering
  • 25th December 10:30AM: Christmas Day Gathering
Beach Haven – Cedar Centre
  • 24th December 7PM: Christmas Eve Service
  • 25th December 10AM: Family Communion
Birkenhead – All Saints
  • 13th December 7PM: Nine Lessons and Carols
  • 24th December 5:30PM: Children’s Eve Service        11PM: Carols followed by Mass (11:30PM)
  • 25th December 8AM and 9:30AM: Christmas Day Holy Communion Services
Campbells Bay – St John’s
  • 18th December 8:30PM: ‘Come to Quiet’ – (quiet music only service).
  • 22nd December 7PM: Traditional Nine Lessons and Carols
  • 24th December 5PM: Family Eve Service              11:30PM: Midnight Mass
  • 25th December 8AM and 9:30AM: Christmas Day Services
Devonport – Holy Trinity
  • 17th December 6PM: Picnic on the Lawn, followed by Community Carols (7PM)
  • 22nd December 6PM: Christmas Reflections
  • 24th December 5PM: Christingle (Young Children)
  • 7PM: Christingle for Teens                                                    10:30PM: Christmas Carols followed by Midnight Eucharist (11PM)
  • 25th December 8AM and 9:30AM: Christmas Day Services
  • http://holytrinity.gen.nz/holytrinity/latest-news/
Glenfield – St Barnabas
Greenhithe – St Michael’s and All Angels
  • 2oth December 9AM: Last Sunday of Advent
  • 24th December 6PM: Christmas Eve Gathering
  • 25th December 9AM: Christmas Day Gathering
Milford – St Paul’s by the Sea
  • 2oth December 9:30AM 9 Lessons and Carols
  • 24th December 5PM: Christingle Service       11pm Communion Carols by Candlelight
  • 25th December 8AM and 9AM: Christmas Day Services
Northcote – St John the Baptist
  • 24th December 11PM: Carols and Holy Communion (11:30PM)
  • 25th December 9AM: Holy Communion
Takapuna – St Peter’s
  • 13th December 7PM: Nine Lessons and Carols
  • 24th December 5PM: Christmas Eve Family Service 11PM: Midnight Eucharist
Torbay – St Mary by the Sea
  • 15th December 7PM: Blue Christmas
  • 24th December 6PM: Christingle Family Service (pizza at 5:30PM)
  • 24th December 9PM: Carols followed by Candle Lit Communion
  • 25th December 9AM: Intergenerational Communion
  • www.stmary.co.nz
    www.facebook.com/stmarybytheseanz
Whangaparāoa– St Stephen’s
AUCKLAND CENTRAL
MINISTRY UNIT/CHURCH
CHRISTMAS SERVICE DATE AND TIME
Auckland City – St Matthew-in-the-City
  • 13th December 8PM: Christmas Readings and Carols
  • 24th December 7PM: Children’s Nativity Service 9:30PM: Brass Band Music                                        10:30PM: Carols for Christmas, followed by Midnight Mass (11:30PM)
  • 25th December 10AM: Christmas Sung Eucharist
  • https://www.stmatthews.nz/ 
Auckland City – St Paul’s
  • 13th December 9AM and 11AM: Carol Services
  • 20th December 10AM: Nativity Service
  • 24th December 11PM: Christmas Eve Service
  • 25th December 10AM: Christmas Day Service
  • https://www.stpauls.org.nz/ 
Avondale – St Jude’s
  • 24th December 11:30PM: Midnight Service
  • 25th December 8AM and 10AM: Christmas Day Service
Balmoral – St Alban the Martyr
Blockhouse Bay – Church of the Saviour
  • 16th December 7:30PM: Blue Christmas
  • 24th December 5:30PM: Messy Christmas – (sausage sizzle, crafts, and the Christmas story)      11PM: Communion Service with Carols
  • 25th December 9AM: Christmas Day Celebration
  • https://www.facebook.com/cotsnz/
Ellerslie – Christ Church
  • 20th December 9:30AM: Carol Service
  • 24th December :30PM: Family Christingle Service
  • 25th December  9:30AM: Family Christmas Day Service
Epsom – St Andrew’s
  • 13th December 9.30am: Christmas Pageant
  • 20th December 7.30pm: Carol Service
  • 24th December 6PM: Kids Christmas Service        11:30PM: Midnight Mass
  • 25th December 8AM and 9:30AM: Christmas Eucharists
Epsom – St George’s
  • 20th December 8:30AM and 10:15AM: Carol Service and Advent4
  • 24th December 5:30PM: Family Christmas Service
  • 24th December 7:30PM and 9:30PM: Christmas Eve Holy Communion
  • 25th December 9:30AM: Christmas Day, Family Holy Communion
  • https://www.stgeorgesepsom.org.nz/
Glen Innes – St Mary’s
  • 24th December 5PM: Community BBQ
  • 25th December 9:30AM: Worship and Communion
Great Barrier – St John’s
Grey Lynn – St Columba
  • 24th December 6PM: Nativity Play                                  11PM: Midnight Candle Lit Mass
  • 25th December 10AM: Christmas Service
  • www.saintcolumbas.org.nz
Hillsborough – St Margaret’s
  • 19th December 4PM: Family Christingle Service
  • 20th December 7PM: Carol Service
  • 24th December 11PM: Christmas Eve Communion
  • 25th December 9AM: Christmas Day Communion
Kohimarama – St Andrew’s
  • 20th December 7PM: Nine Lessons and Carols Service
  • 24th December 10:45PM: Christmas Carols and Service (11PM)
  • 25th December 8AM and 9:45AM: Christmas Day Services
Lynfield – Lynfield Community Church
Meadowbank – St Chad’s
Mount Albert – St Luke’s
  • 24th December 5PM: Children’s Nativity Service (all welcome to dress up and join in!)                            11:30PM: Christmas Eve Midnight Mass
  • 25th December 9AM: Christmas Day Eucharist
Mt Eden – St Barnabas (Asian Mission District)
New Lynn – St Thomas’s
  • 25th December 9:30AM: Christmas Day Service
One Tree Hill – St Oswald
  • 22nd December 8AM: Worship with Carols          9:30AM: Family Service with Carols
  • 24th December 11PM: Christmas Eve Communion
  • 25th December 9AM: Christmas Morning Worship
Onehunga – St Peter’s
  • 20th December 7:30PM: Nine Lessons and Carols
  • 24th December 5:30PM: Impromptu Nativity Extravaganza!                                                                          11:30PM: Christmas Eve Midnight Mass
Panmure – St Matthias
  • 24th December 11PM: Christmas Eve Service
  • 25th December 9:30AM: Christmas Day Service
  • www.stmatthias.org.nz
Parnell – Holy Trinity Cathedral
  • 20th December 7:30PM: Nine Lessons and Carols
  • 24th December 6PM: Christingle Service
  • 24th December 11:30PM: Festal Midnight Mass
  • 25th December 8AM: Eucharist with Carols (St Mary’s in Holy Trinity)
  • 25th December 10AM: Festal Choral Eucharist
  • www.holy-trinity.org.nz
Ponsonby – All Saints
  • 13th December 10AM:  Sunday School Pageant
  • 20th December 10AM: Sunday of Advent
  • 21st, 22nd, 23rd December 8PM: Carols on the Lawn
  • 24th December 11PM: Christmas Eve Service
  • 25th December 8AM and 10AM: Christmas Day Service
Remuera – St Aidan’s
  • 13th December 7PM: Nine Lessons and Carols
  • 16th December 5:45PM: Community Carol Singing
  • 24th December 4PM: Kids Christmas Eve Service    7PM: Communion Service                                             11PM: Midnight Communion and Carols
  • 25th December 8AM and 9:30AM: Communion Services
  • https://www.facebook.com/StAidansRemuera/
Remuera – St Mark’s
  • 11th December 5:30PM: Carols on the Lawn
  • 13th December 9:30AM: Christmas Pageant
  • 20th December 7:30PM: Nine Lessons and Carols
  • https://stmarks.org.nz/
Royal Oak – St John the Evangelist
  • 24th December 6PM: Reggae Carol Service
  • 25th December 9:30AM: Celebration Eucharist
Sandringham – St Martin at St Chad’s
  • 24th December 8:30PM: Christmas Eve Service
St Helier’s – St Philip’s
  • 13th December 9:30AM: Family Service with Pageant
  • 20th December 8AM: Communion, 9:30AM Traditional Lessons and Carols.
  • 24th December 5PM: Children’s Service                       9:30PM: Candlelit Communion
  • 25th December 8AM: Communion and Carols 9:30AM: Family Service
Tāmaki– St Thomas
  • 18th December 7PM: Nine Lessons and Carols
  • 24th December 11:30PM: Midnight Mass
  • 25th December 9AM: Christmas Day Eucharist
Waiheke Island – St Andrew’s by the Sea
  • 20th December 10.30AM: Holy Communion
  • 24th December 5PM: Carols and Story time
  • 25th December 10.30AM: Christmas Eucharist
AUCKLAND – EAST
MINISTRY UNIT/CHURCH
CHRISTMAS SERVICE DATE AND TIME
Beachlands – St Hilda’s
  • 20th December 9:30AM: Carol Service                2PM: Messiah and Mince Pies
Flat Bush – St Paul’s
  • 24th December 6PM: Family Holy Communion 11PM: Holy Communion
  • 25th December 9AM: Holy Communion
Howick – All Saints
  • 13th December 7PM: Remembrance Service (for those who have lost someone)
Maraetai – St Mark’s
  • 25th December 9:30AM: Christmas Day Service
  • 27th December 9.30AM: Remembrance Service
Pakuranga – St Peter’s
Whitford – St Thomas
  • 25th December 9:30AM: Christmas Day Communion
AUCKLAND – WEST
MINISTRY UNIT/CHURCH
CHRISTMAS SERVICE DATE AND TIME
Glen Eden – St Andrew’s
Henderson – St Michael and All Angels
  • 20th December 8AM: Lessons and Carols
  • 20th December 10AM: All Age Christmas Service, and Family Christmas Party
  • 24th December 9PM: Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
  • 25th December 9AM: Christmas Day Family Service
Massey – Northwest Anglican
(Church of the Good Shepherd)
  • 20th December 5PM: Christmas Celebration Service. Held at Massey Presbyterian Church (510 Don Buck Road, Massey) due to renovations.
Te Atatū– St Paul’s
  • 25th December 9AM: Family Service with Holy Communion
Titirangi – St Francis
  • 24th December 4PM: Interactive Children’s Story
AUCKLAND – SOUTH
MINISTRY UNIT/CHURCH
CHRISTMAS SERVICE DATE AND TIME
Alfriston – Christ Church
  • 25th December 9:30AM: Christmas Day Service
Buckland’s Beach – St John’s
Clendon – St Elizabeth
  • 19th December 5PM: Blue Christmas Service
  • 24th December 11PM: Midnight Mass
  • 25th December 9AM: Christmas Day Service
Clevedon – All Souls
  • 24th December 10:30PM: Christmas Eve Service
  • 25th December 9:30Am: Christmas Day Service
Ardmore – St James
Mataitai – Holy Trinity
Māngere East – Selwyn Church
  • 20th December 9:30AM: Christmas Pageant
  • 24th December 7PM: Carol Service and Holy Communion
Manurewa – St Luke’s
  • 20th December 9AM: Carol Service
  • 24th December 11:30PM: Midnight Eucharist
  • 25th December 9AM: Christmas Communion
Ōtāhuhu– Holy Trinity
Papakura – Christ Church
  • 24th December 7:30PM: Christmas Eve Service
  • 25th December 8AM: Christmas Day Service              9:30AM: Christmas Day Service
Karaka – St Margaret’s
  • 25th December 9:30AM: Christmas Day Service
Papatoetoe – St George the Matyr
  • 24th December 11PM: Midnight Service
  • 25th December 9:30AM: Christmas Day Service
FRANKLIN REGION
MINISTRY UNIT/CHURCH
CHRISTMAS SERVICE DATE AND TIME
Bombay – St Peter’s in the Forest
  • 24th December 7PM: Christmas Eve Crib Service
  • 25th December 9:30AM: Christmas Day Communion
Mauku – St Bride’s
Pōkeno– St Mary on the Hill
  • 24th December 11:30PM: Midnight Communion
  • 25th December 9AM: Christmas Day Communion
Pukekohe – St Andrew’s
  • 13th December 9:30AM: Family Christmas Pageant
  • 20th December 5PM: Handel’s Christmas Concert
  • 24th December 5PM: Children’s Christmas Story     11PM: Christmas Carols and Mass
  • 25th December 8AM and 9AM: Christmas Day Services
Pukekohe – St Paul’s
  • 24th December 7:30PM: Buckland Christmas Eucharist
Tūākau– St John Before the Latin Gate
COROMANDEL PENINSULA
MINISTRY UNIT/CHURCH
CHRISTMAS SERVICE DATE AND TIME
Coromandel – Christ Church
Hauraki Plains Co-Operating Parish
  • 25th December 9:30AM: Christmas Day Service
Mercury Bay – St Peter the Fisherman
  • 25th December 9AM: Christmas Day Holy Communion
Tairua – St Francis
  • 24th December 9PM: Welcoming Christmas
  • 25th December 9:30AM: Family Celebration Service
Thames – St George the Martyr
  • 24th December,7pm, “The Eve And The Vigil Of Christmas.”
  • 25th December, Christmas Day Service, 9:30am.
  • 27th December, 9:30am, 1st Sunday Of Christmas