Christmas Services in Local Churches
We look forward to welcoming families, friends and visitors to these events – all are welcome! We have included website links for further information.
St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church
Friday 24th 7:30pm Christmas Eve Vigil Mass.
Saturday 25th 9:30am Christmas Family Mass.
St. Michael’s Church of England
Saturday 20th November 10:00am Winter Market in the church.
Saturday 18th Dec. 11:00am Christmas Messy Church.
Sunday 19th 6:00pm Candlelit Carol Service.
Friday 24th 4:30pm Christmas Eve Family Carols & Christingle.
Saturday 25th 8:30am Holy Communion, 10:00am Christmas Family Communion.
St. James United Reformed Church
Friday 24th Dec. 5:00pm Christmas Eve Family Service.
Saturday 25th 10:30 am Christmas Day Service via Zoom (ask for link, tel. 07762 195516).
Sunday 26th 10:30 am Sunday Worship.
The Salvation Army
Sunday 19th Dec. 5:00pm Carol Service.
Friday 24th 11:00pm Watchnight Service.
Sunday 26th 5:00pm Christingle Service - please notify in advance on 01665 604732.
Alnwick Baptist Church
Monday 20th Dec. 7:00pm Carol Service in the Northumberland Hall, Alnwick Market Place.
Saturday 25th 10:30am Christmas Day Worship, Alnwick Baptist Church, Lisburn St.
Alnwick Methodist Church
Thursday 9th Dec. 10-11:30am Christmas Coffee Morning.
Sunday 19th 10:30am Carol Service.
Friday 24th 7:30pm Candlelight Service.
Society of Friends (Quakers)
No meeting on Christmas Day.
All welcome to join any Sunday on Zoom on application to Jane McDermot email@example.com
St. James Church of England, Shilbottle
Saturday 11th Dec. 4:00pm Carols at Shilbottle Community Hall followed by punch & mince pies.
Friday 24th Christmas Eve Crib Service with Carols 4:00pm in St James Church and 5:30pm in Jubilee Hall, Newton on the Moor.
Christmas Day 10:00am Holy Communion with Carols, St James Church.
Christmas stars project
With the help of volunteers from church members and other friends, we are aiming to have 1,000 stars made, ready to distribute around town from 18th December. These will be packed in compostable bags, with a small printed greeting. The stars can be knitted, woven, cut-out or made from willow strips.
We have provided some simple illustrated instructions for some options, see below. Just click on the arrow in the top right corner of each document to open it. You may then save and print any that you wish to use.
The first document provides some general advice about the project, including important information about the size of stars required to fit the bags!
Here is a pattern for making simple woven stars:
This is a pattern for making knitted stars:
Easy instructions for making stars out of twigs: