Christmas with Johnsonville Anglicans

Three wise menWe would love you to share Advent and Christmas with us this year.  The following are the activities and services we have planned.

Saturday 30 November
12.00 noon – Awesome Church – lunch and decorations

We are having a special Awesome Church family gathering to follow the Johnsonville Christmas parade and fair. It will start with lunch and time for kids to run round and let of some steam.  We will then invite the children to help us decorate the church and hall, while the parents can take some time to chat and rest.  Please come up and join us.  Everyone is welcome, even if you have never been along before.

Sunday 1 December
7.00pm Evensong

Our final Evensong of the year will be followed by mince pies and mulled wine at the Vicarage.

Sunday 8 December

5.00pm Community Carol Service, Holy Trinity, Ohariu Valley

A great community get-together at Holy Trinity to relive the Christmas story together with the familiar carols and readings. Suitable for all ages.

7.00pm Blue Christmas service, St Michael’s, Newlands

This service offers a chance to acknowledge that Christmas is not always a joyful time, that it can be a time when loss, grief, regrets and sorrow, loneliness, poverty and ill health can be more painful than ever.

Sunday 15 December
7.00pm Service of Lessons and Carols

Our St John’s choir will lead us in our traditional service of Lessons and Carols. A great opportunity to invite friends and neighbours to join you at church in a service everybody loves.

Christingle CandleChristmas Eve, Tuesday 24 December
6.00pm Awesome Christmas Service

A simple, child and family-focussed service to help all recapture the special wonder of Christmas Eve. A popular service with families and a great opportunity to celebrate Christmas across the generations.

11.30pm Midnight Eucharist

This year we are joining together at St John’s with Churton Park and Newlands parishes in this traditional Midnight Service. Join us for supper from 11pm. Carols, candles and communion at 11.30pm.

Christmas Day, Wednesday 25 December
8.30am Christmas Day Eucharist
8.30 am Christmas Day Eucharist (Family Service) at Holy Trinity, Ohariu
10.00am Christmas Day Family Eucharist

12.00 noon Christmas Friendship Lunch (contact us if you plan to come along – see details on link)

Following Christmas Johnsonville, Newlands, Onslow and Churton Park parishes will also be holding combined 10.00am cluster family fun celebrations. St John’s 8.30am services will continue as usual on those days.

  • 29th December: St John’s, Johnsonville
  • 5 January: Churton Park School
  • 12 January: St Michael’s, Newlands
  • 19 Janaury: Onslow Anglicans, Khandallah
  • 26 January: normal services resume at each parish.

We are excited at this chance for our parishes to support one another and all of us to share in worship with new people.

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