Christmas church services

The following are some of the services taking place over Christmas. It is not a comprehensive list and, while every care has been taken, worshippers should check with churches before setting out.

ACKLINGTON

St John the Divine C of E: Christmas Eve, Christingle, 6pm; Midnight Mass, 11.30pm; Christmas Day, Family Eucharist, 10.30am.

ALNMOUTH

St John the Baptist C of E: Sunday, December 23, Advent Eucharist, 9.15am. Christmas Eve, Crib service, 5pm. Christmas Day, Christmas Communion, 9.15am.

ALNWICK

Alnwick Baptist Church: Sunday, December 23, Christmas Family Service, 10.30am. Christmas Eve, Christmas Eve service, 9pm. Christmas Day: Christmas Celebration, 10.30am.

Alnwick Methodist Church: Sunday, December 23, service, 10.30am.

St James’ URC: Sunday, December 23, Morning Worship, 10.30am; Lessons and Carols, 6pm. Christmas Eve, family service, 5pm; Midnight Carols 11.30pm. Christmas Day, Christmas Day celebration, 10.30am

St Michael’s C of E: Sunday, December 23, Candlelight carol service, 6pm. Christmas Eve, Crib Service, 4pm; Midnight Mass, 11.30pm.

St Paul RC: Christmas Eve, First Mass of Christmas, 8pm. Christmas Day, Mass, 10am.

ALWINTON

St Michael and All Angels C of E: Christmas Day, Holy Communion, 11am.

AMBLE

St Cuthbert Parish Church: Sunday, December 23, Crib Blessing and Christmas Story, 9.30am. Christmas Eve: Christingle, 6pm; Midnight Communion, 11.30pm. Christmas Day: Christmas Morning Communion, 9.30am.

Sacred Heart and St Cuthbert RC: Christmas Eve, Vigil, 6.30pm. Christmas Day, Mass, 10am. Boxing Day, Mass, 10am.

St Mark’s URC: Sunday, December 23, Community Carol Service, 10.30am. Christmas Eve, Christmas Tree Service, 5.30pm. Christmas Day, Christmas Day service, 10.30am.

Trinity Methodist: Sunday, December 23, Carol Service, 10.30am. Christmas Eve: Midnight service, 11.30pm.

BAMBURGH

St Aidan’s C of E: Christmas Eve, Crib, Carols and Christingle, 4pm. Christmas Day, Holy Eucharist, 11am.

BEADNELL

St Ebba’s C of E: Christmas Eve: Candles, Carols and the Crib, 4.30pm. Christmas Day: Holy Eucharist, 9am.

BELFORD

Erskine URC: Sunday, December 23, Morning Worship, 10.30am. Christmas Eve, Carols by Candlelight, 11.30pm.

St Mary’s C of E: Sunday, December 23, Holy Communion, 9am. Christmas Eve, Crib service, 6pm. Christmas Day, Holy Communion, 9am.

CHATTON

Holy Cross C of E: Sunday, December 23, Ecumenical joint service, 7pm. Christmas Eve; Crib, Carols and Christingle, 4pm.

CHEVINGTON

St John the Divine (services held in Druridge Bay Community Centre): Sunday, December 23, Parish Communion, 10am; Christingle and Carol Service, 4pm. Christmas Eve: Midnight Mass, 11.30pm. Christmas Day, Christmas service, 10.30am.

CHILLINGHAM

St Peter’s C of E: Christmas Eve, Midnight Mass, 10pm.

CRASTER

St Peter the Fisherman C of E: Sunday, December 23, Holy Communion, 8.45am. Christmas Eve: Crib service, 4pm. Christmas day: Christmas morning service, 9am.

DODDINGTON

St Mary and St Michael C of E: Christmas Eve, lessons and carols, 5.30pm. Christmas Day, Holy Communion, 10am.

ELLINGHAM

St Maurice C of E: Friday, December 21, Carol service, 6pm. Sunday, December 23, Morning worship, 9.30am. Christmas Eve, Midnight Mass, 11.30pm.

EMBLETON

Holy Trinity C of E: Sunday, December 23, Morning worship, 10am. Christmas Eve, Midnight Mass, 11:30pm. Christmas Day, Morning service, 10am.

FELTON

St Michael and All Angels C of E: Tonight, Carol Service, 7.30pm. Sunday, December 23, Christingle, 4pm. Christmas Day, Services, 8am and 10.45am.

Felton URC: Sunday, December 23, Morning worship, 9.30am. Christmas Eve, Candlelight carols, 7.30pm. Christmas Day, Christmas celebrations, 10am.

GLANTON

Glanton URC: Sunday, December 23, Village Carol Service, 2.30pm.

HAUXLEY

Hauxley Chapel: Christmas Eve, Midnight Communion, 11.30pm.

HEPPLE

Christ Church C of E: Christmas Day, service, 9am.

HOLY ISLAND

St Mary the Virgin C of E (Please check tides before travel): Sunday, December 23, Holy Communion, 8am; Parish Communion, 10.45am; Evening prayer, 5.30pm. Christmas Eve, Midnight Communion, 11.30pm. Christmas day, family service, 10.45am.

HOWICK

St Michael and All Angels C of E: Sunday, December 23, Holy Communion, 11.15am. Christmas Day, Christmas Communion, 10.30am.

ILDERTON

St Michael and All Angels C of E: Saturday, December 22, Christingle and children’s party, 2pm. Sunday, December 23, Nine lessons and carols, 6pm. Christmas Day: Christmas service and carols, 9am.

INGRAM

St Michael and All Angels C of E: Sunday, December 23, Morning worship, 11.30am. Christmas Eve, service, 6pm.

KIRKNEWTON

St Gregory’s C of E: Sunday, December 23, lessons and carols, 5pm. Christmas Eve, Midnight mass, 11.30pm.

LESBURY

St Mary’s C of E: Sunday, December 23, Carol service, 6pm. Christmas Day, Christmas Communion, 10am.

LONGFRAMLINGTON

St Mary the Virgin C of E: Christmas Eve, Christingle, 4pm; Midnight Mass, 11.30pm. Christmas Day, service, 9.20am.

LONGHOUGHTON

St Peter and St Paul C of E: Sunday, December 23, Holy Communion, 9.15am; Carol service, 6pm. Christmas Eve: Crib service, 3.30pm; Midnight Mass, 11.30pm.

LOWICK

St John the Baptist C of E: Sunday, December 23, Holy Eucharist, 9am. Boxing Day, Holy Eucharist, 9.30am.

LUCKER

St Hilda’s C of E: Sunday, December 23, Holy Communion, 11am. Christmas Eve, Midnight Mass, 11.30pm. Christmas Day, Holy Communion, 11am.

MILFIELD

Milfield Methodist Church: Sunday, December 23, service, 9am.

NORTH BROOMHILL

North Broomhill LEP: Sunday, December 23, Carol Service, 10am.

NORTH SUNDERLAND

St Paul’s C of E: Christmas Eve, Candles, Carols and the Crib, 6pm. Christmas Day, Holy Eucharist, 10.30am.

St Cuthbert’s URC: Sunday, December 23, Morning worship, 9am.

OLD BEWICK

Holy Trinity: Christmas Day, Morning worship, 9.30am.

RENNINGTON

All Saints C of E: Christmas Eve, Nine lessons and carols, 6.30pm.

ROCK

Holy Trinity C of E: Morning Prayer, 10am. Christmas Day, Morning worship, 8am.

ROTHBURY

All Saints C of E: Sunday, December 23, Holy Communion, 10.15am; Lessons and Carols, 6.30pm. Christmas Eve, Crib service, 4pm; Midnight Mass, 11.30pm. Christmas Day, Holy Communion, 10.15am.

Rothbury URC: Sunday, December 23, Morning worship, 10.15am. Christmas Day, Christmas Celebration, 10.15am.

SEAHOUSES

St Aidan’s RC: Christmas Eve, Carols and First Mass of Christmas, 5.30pm. Christmas Day, Parish Mass, 11am.

Seahouses Methodist Church: Sunday, December 23, carol services, 10,45am and 6pm.

SHILBOTTLE

St James’ C of E: Christmas Eve, Crib service (at Newton on the Moor), 4pm; Crib service, 5.30pm; Midnight mass, 11.30pm. Christmas Day, family communion, 10am.

SOUTH CHARLTON

St James’ C of E: Sunday, December 23, Christmas messy church, 2.30pm; Carol service, 6pm. Christmas day, Holy Communion, 11am.

WARKWORTH

St Lawrence’s C of E: Sunday, December 23, Family Eucharist, 9am. Christmas Eve, Christingle, 6pm. Christmas Day, Family Eucharist, 9am.

Warkworth URC: Sunday, December 23, Morning worship, 11.15am. Christmas Eve, Midnight Mass, 11.30pm.

WHITTINGHAM

St Bartholomew’s C of E: Christmas Eve, Crib service, 6pm; Midnight mass, 11.30pm. Christmas Day, Holy Communion, 11am.

WIDDRINGTON

St Joseph’s RC: Christmas Eve, Vigil, 5pm.

WOOLER

St Mary’s C of E: Sunday, December 23, Holy Communion, 8am; family service, 10am. Christmas Eve, Christingle, 3.30pm. Midnight mass, 8pm. Christmas Day, Christmas service and carols, 10.15am.

St Ninian’s RC:

Wooler Evangelical Church: Sunday, December 23, Morning worship, 11am.

Wooler URC: Sunday, December 23, Morning worship, 11am. Christmas Day, Christmas service, 11am.