Churches ready for Christmas services

Snow in Morpeth Tuesday 21st December 2010.'The River Wansbeck.'St Robert's Church spire?
Snow in Morpeth Tuesday 21st December 2010.'The River Wansbeck.'St Robert's Church spire?

The spirit of Christmas is sweeping through churches across Northumberland, with ample opportunity to join in services. Here are some in our area.

Bolam

St Andrew’s Church: Christmas Eve, Midnight Mass, 11.30pm.

Cresswell

St Bartholomew’s Church: Christmas Eve, Midnight Mass, 11.45pm; Christmas Day, Joint service with Lynemouth at Cresswell, 10am.

Hartburn

St Andrew’s Church: Christmas Day, Carols and Readings, 11am.

Hebron

St Cuthbert’s Church: Christmas Eve, Carol Service, 6pm; Christmas Day, Holy Communion, 9am.

Longhirst

St John’s Church: Christmas Eve, Carol Service, 6pm; Midnight Communion Service, 11.30pm.

Longhorsley

St Helen’s Church: Christmas Eve, Crib Service, 4pm; Midnight Mass, 11.30pm.

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

Meldon

St John’s Church, Sunday, December 21, Carol Service, 10am.

Milbourne

Holy Saviour Church: Sunday, December 21, Carol Service, 11.15am; Christmas Day, Communion, 11.15am.

Mitford

St Mary Magdalene Church: Sunday, December 21, Silent Night Carol Service, World War I Christmas Truce theme, 5pm; Christmas Eve, Family Crib Service, 5pm; Midnight Communion Service, 11.30pm; Christmas Day, Family Communion Service, 10.30am.

Morpeth

Morpeth Baptist Church: Sunday, December 21, Carols by Candlelight at Abbeyfields First School, 4pm; Christmas Day, Christmas Praise at Abbeyfields, 10.30am.

Morpeth Methodist Church: Sunday, December 21, Nativity Play, 10am; Christmas Eve, Communion, 11.30pm (mince pies and mulled wine from 11pm); Christmas Day, Family Service, 10am.

New Life Christian Centre: Sunday, December 21, Carol Service, 6.30pm; Christmas Eve, Communion Service, 6pm; Christmas Day, Family Service, 10am.

St Aidan’s Church: Sunday, December 21, Christingle Service, 4pm; Christmas Eve, Crib Service, 2.30pm.

St George’s United Reformed Church: Sunday, December 21, Cradle Roll Service for under 7s, 3.30pm; Carol Service, 6pm; Christmas Eve, Candlelight Service, 11.30pm (carols sung from 11.15pm); Christmas Day, Family Worship, 10am.

St James’s Church: Christmas Eve, Carol Service, 6pm; Christmas Day, Traditional Holy Communion, 8am; Family Communion, 10am.

St Mary’s Church: Christmas Eve, Carol Service, 6pm; Midnight Mass, 11.30pm.

St Robert’s RC Church: Christmas Eve, First Mass of Christmas with Children’s Nativity, 6pm; Midnight Mass, midnight (carols and readings from 11.30pm); Christmas Day, 10am.

Netherwitton

St Giles Church: Christmas Day, Carols and Readings, 9.30am.

Pegswood

St Margaret’s Church: Sunday, December 21, Carol Service and Tea, 3pm; Christmas Day, 10.15am.

Ponteland

Ponteland Methodist Church: Saturday, December 20, Christmas Service at Dobbies Garden Centre, 2.30pm; Sunday, December 21, Candlelight Carol Service, 6.30pm; Christmas Eve, Communion Service, 11.15pm.

Ponteland United Reformed Church: Christmas Eve, Christingle Service, 3.30pm; Christmas Day, Christmas Service, 10am.

St Mary’s Church: Christmas Eve, Crib Service, 3pm and 4pm; Carol Service, 7pm; Midnight Mass, 11.30pm; Christmas Day, Holy Communion, 8am; Family Communion, 10am.

St Matthew’s RC Church: Christmas Eve, 5pm; Christmas Day, 10.30am.

Ulgham

St John’s Church: Saturday, December 20, Christingle, 3.30pm; Sunday, December 21, Carols, 5pm; Christmas Day, Christmas Communion, 10am.

Whalton

St Mary Magdalene Church: Christmas Eve, Crib Service, 6pm; Christmas Day, Holy Communion, 9.30am.

Widdrington

Holy Trinity Church: Christmas Eve, Midnight Communion, 11.30pm.

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

Widdrington Methodist Church: Sunday, December 21, Carol Service at Widdrington Community Centre, 10am.

Widdrington United Reformed Church: Christmas Eve, Candlelight Carols, 6.30pm; Christmas Day, Christmas Worship, 10.45am.