Christmas Church Services

Christmas lights in the grounds of St Lawrence's Church.
Christmas lights in the grounds of St Lawrence's Church.

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

ACKLINGTON

St John the Divine C of E: Christmas Eve: Crib and Christingle, 6pm; Midnight Mass, 11.30pm. Christmas Day: Parish Eucharist, 10.45am.

ALNHAM

St Michael and All Angels: Christmas Eve: Lessons and Carols, 6.30pm.

ALNMOUTH

St John the Baptist C of E: Christmas Eve: Crib Service, 5pm. Christmas Day: Christmas Eucharist, 9.15am.

ALNWICK

Alnwick Baptist Church: Monday, December 22: Carol Service in the Northumberland Hall, 7pm. Christmas Eve: Communion, 9pm. Christmas Day: All-age Celebration, 10.30am.

Alnwick House Church: Christmas Day: Prayer Service, 10.30am.

Alnwick Methodist Church: Christmas Eve: Communion, 8pm.

St James’ URC: Sunday, December 21: All-age Service, 10.30am; Lessons and Carols, 6pm. Christmas Eve: Family Service, 5pm; Carols Through Midnight, 11.30pm.

Alnwick Quakers: Sunday, December 21: Service in Residents’ Lounge at Anchor Housing, off Church Lane, 10.15am.

Salvation Army: Sunday, December 21: Christmas Carols, 4pm.

St Michael’s C of E: Sunday, December 21: Carol Service, 6pm. Christmas Eve: Christingle, 4.30pm; Midnight Mass, 11.30pm. Christmas Day: Holy Communion, 8am; Parish Christmas Eucharist, 9.30am.

St Paul’s RC: Christmas Eve: Christmas Vigil Mass, 8pm. Christmas Day: Christmas Day Mass, 10am.

ALWINTON

St Michael and All Angels C of E: Friday, December 19: Carol Service, 6.30pm. Christmas Eve: Crib Service, 4pm. Christmas Day: Holy Communion, 11am.

AMBLE

Sacred Heart and St Cuthbert RC: Christmas Eve: Carols, 6pm, followed by First Mass of Christmas at 6.30pm. Christmas Day: Christmas Mass, 9.30am.

St Cuthbert’s Parish Church: Sunday, December 21: Carols by Candlelight, 6pm. Christmas Eve: Christingle, 6pm; Midnight Mass, 11.30pm. Christmas Day: Christmas Communion, 10am.

Trinity Methodist: Sunday, December 21: Carol Service, 4pm. Christmas Eve: Communion, 11.30pm. Christmas Day: Family Service, 10.30am.

BAMBURGH

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

BEADNELL

St Ebba’s C of E: Wednesday, December 23: Decorating the Church for Christmas and Santa’s visit, 10am. Christmas Eve: Christmas Eve Service, 4pm. Christmas Day: Christmas Day Service, 9am.

BELFORD

Erskine URC: Christmas Eve: Carols by Candlelight, 11.30pm.

St Mary’s C of E: Christmas Eve: Blessing of the Crib, 6pm. Christmas Day: Sung Eucharist, 9am.

BOLTON

Bolton Chapel C of E: Sunday, December 21: Carols, 6pm.

CHATTON

Holy Cross C of E: Christmas Eve: Carol Service, 6pm.

CHEVINGTON

St John the Divine: Sunday, December 21: Christingle Service, 4pm. Christmas Eve: Crib Service, 4pm; Midnight Mass, 11.30pm. Christmas Day: Christmas Communion, 11am.

CHILLINGHAM

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

CRASTER

St Peter the Fisherman C of E: Christmas Eve: Crib Service, 4.30pm. Christmas Day: Holy Communion, 9am.

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Christon Bank Methodist: Sunday, December 21: Carol Service, 6pm.

DODDINGTON

St Mary and St Michael C of E: Christmas Eve: Carol Service, 6pm. Christmas Day: Holy Communion and Carols, 11am.

EDLINGHAM

St John’s C of E: Friday, December 19: Carol Service, 7pm.

EGLINGHAM

St Maurice’s C of E: Monday, December 22: Carol Service, 6pm. Christmas Eve: Midnight Mass, 11.30pm.

ELLINGHAM

St Maurice C of E: Christmas Eve: Midnight Mass, 11.30pm.

EMBLETON

Holy Trinity C of E: Monday, December 22: Carol Service, 5pm. Christmas Eve: Midnight Communion, 11.30pm. Christmas Day: Family Communion, 10am.

ETAL

St Mary the Virgin C of E: Christmas Eve: Carol Service, 7.30pm; Holy Eucharist of the Night, 8.30pm. Christmas Day: Morning Prayer, 10.30am.

FELTON

Felton URC: Christmas Eve: Carols by Candlelight, 7.30pm.

St Michael and All Angels C of E: Sunday December 21: Carol Service, 6.30pm. Christmas Day: Family Holy Communion, 10.45am.

HAUXLEY

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

HEPPLE

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

HOLY ISLAND

St Mary the Virgin C of E: Sunday, December 21: Carol Service, 6pm. Christmas Eve: Midnight Communion, 11.30pm. Christmas Day: Family Service, 10.45am.

HOLYSTONE

St Mary’s C of E: Christmas Eve: Midnight Mass, 11.30pm.

HOWICK

St Michael and All Angels C of E: Sunday, December 21: Crib Service, 5.30pm. Christmas Day: Christmas Eucharist, 10.30am.

ILDERTON

St Michael and All Angels C of E: Sunday, December 21: Nine Lessons and Carols, 6pm. Christmas Day: Holy Communion and Carols, 9am.

INGRAM

St Michael and All Angels C of E: Sunday, December 21: Carols and Christingle, 3.30pm. Christmas Eve: Christmas Eucharist, 6pm.

KIRKNEWTON

St Gregory the Great C of E: Sunday, December 21: Carols and Christingle, 3pm. Christmas Eve: Midnight Mass, 11.30pm.

LESBURY

St Mary’s C of E: Sunday, December 21: Parade from bridge, 6pm followed by Carols at 6.30pm. Christmas Day: Christmas Communion, 10am.

LONGFRAMLINGTON

St Mary the Virgin C of E: Sunday, December 21: Carol Service, 4pm. Christmas Eve: Christingle, 4pm; Midnight Mass, 11.30pm. Christmas Day: Family Communion, 9.20am.

LONGHORSLEY

St Thomas of Canterbury RC: Christmas Eve: Midnight Mass, midnight. Christmas Day: Christmas Day Mass, 11am.

LONGHOUGHTON

St Peter and St Paul C of E: Christmas Eve: Crib Service, 3.30pm; Midnight Eucharist, 11.30pm.

LOWICK

St John the Baptist C of E: Christmas Eve: Christingle and Carols, 6pm. Christmas Day: Holy Eucharist, 9am.

LUCKER

St Hilda’s C of E: Christmas Eve: Midnight Mass, 11.30pm.

Milfield

Milfield Methodist : Christmas Eve: Midnight Service, 11.15pm.

NEWTON-BY-THE-SEA

Mission C of E: Tuesday, December 23: Carols, 4.30pm.

NORTH SUNDERLAND

St Paul’s C of E: Christmas Eve: Crib Service, 5.30pm; Midnight Mass, 11.30pm. Christmas Day: Family Eucharist, 10.30am.

OLD BEWICK

Holy Trinity C of E: Christmas Day: Holy Communion, 9.30am.

RENNINGTON

All Saints’ C of E: Sunday, December 21: Nine Lessons and Carols, 6.30pm.

ROTHBURY

Saturday, December 20: Carols at the Mart, 11am.

All Saints’ C of E: Sunday, December 21: Lessons and Carols, 6.30pm. Christmas Eve: Crib Service, 4pm; Midnight Mass, 11.30pm. Christmas Day: Holy Communion, 10.15am.

Armstrong Hall: Sunday, December 21: Carol Service, 11.15am. Christmas Day: Christmas Day Service, 11.15am.

Rothbury URC: Sunday, December 21: Carol Service, 10.15am. Christmas Day: Christmas Day Service, 10.15am.

St Agnes’ RC: Christmas Day: Christmas Day Mass: 9am.

SEAHOUSES

St Aidan’s RC: Christmas Eve: Carols, 5pm; First Mass of Christmas, 6pm. Christmas Day: Holy Mass, 10.30am.

Seahouses Methodist: Sunday, December 21: Carol Service, 10.45am. Christmas Eve: Children’s Nativity, 4pm. Christmas Day: Christmas Day Service, 10am.

SHILBOTTLE

Gateway Church: Sunday, December 21: Christmas Lunch, 1.30pm; Carol Service, 2.30pm, (both at Shilbottle Community Hall).

St James C of E: Sunday, December 21: Carol Service, 5pm. Christmas Eve: Candlelit Crib Service, 5pm; Midnight Mass, 11.30pm. Christmas Day: Family Communion, 10am.

SOUTH CHARLTON

St James’ C of E: Saturday, December 20: Nine Lessons and Carols, 3pm. Christmas Day: Christmas Communion, 11am.

WARKWORTH

St Lawrence’s C of E: Christmas Eve: Christingle, 6pm. Christmas Day: Sung Eucharist, 9am.

Warkworth URC: Christmas Eve: Christmas Eve Service, 11.30pm.

WHITTINGHAM

St Bartholomew’s C of E: Christmas Eve: Crib Service, 6pm; Midnight Mass, 11.30pm. Christmas Day: Parish Communion and Carols, 10am.

St Mary’s RC: Christmas Eve: Blessing of the Crib and First Mass of Christmas, midnight. Christmas Day: Christmas Mass, 10am.

WIDDRINGTON

Holy Trinity C of E: Christmas Eve: Midnight Communion, 11.30pm.

St Joseph’s RC: Christmas Eve: Carols, 4.30; First Mass of Christmas, 5pm.

WOOLER

St Mary’s C of E: Christmas Eve: Christingle, 3.30pm; Holy Communion and Carols, 8pm. Christmas Day: Holy Communion and Carols, 10.15am.

St Ninian’s RC: Christmas Eve: Blessing of the Crib and the First Mass of Christmas, 8pm.

Wooler Evangelical Church: Sunday, December 21: Christmas Family Service, 11am. Christmas Day: Christmas Day Service, 10.30am.

Wooler URC: Christmas Eve: Christmas Eve Service, 6.30pm.