Christmas Services 2022

Diocese of Dunedin (Anglican) – Opportunities for Worship Advent-Christmas 2022

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Dunedin Area

Cathedral District  Cathedral Church of St Paul – 228 Stuart Street Dunedin

Thursday 15 December

6 pm Christmas Tree Decorating Service with the Cathedral Choir and Anglican Family Care

Sunday 18 December – 4th Sunday of Advent

8.00 am           BCP Eucharist (Nevill Chapel)

10.00 am         Choral Eucharist including Bright Lights
Sunday School

7.00 pm           Service of Nine Lessons and Carols

Thursday 22 December: 9 am  Te Hākari Tapu

Christmas Eve: Te Rā i mua i te Rā Whānautanga

6.00pm            Family Christmas Service

10.30pm          Christmas Carols with the Choir

11.00pm          Midnight Mass

Christmas Day: Te Rā Whānautanga o tō tātou Ariki, o te Karaiti

10.00am          All Age Mass


Caversham Parish St Peter’s – 500 Hillside Road

Sunday 18 December

8 am Holy Communion (1662)

10.30  am         Nine Lessons, Carols and Eucharist

Christmas Eve

8.00 pm           Mass of Christmas Eve

Christmas Day

9.00 am           Holy Communion and Carols (1662)


Dunedin North Parish Te Pāriha o Ōtepoti ki te Raki
All Saints’ – 786 Cumberland St

18 December, 4th Sunday in Advent

8 am Mass (last 8 am Mass until Feb 15th)

10.30am High Mass with the choir of St. Michael’s Grammar School Melbourne, followed by lunch

7pm Carol service with the choir of St. Michael’s Grammar School Melbourne, followed by supper (last evening service until Feb 12)

Thursday 22 December

Last  All Saints’ Fruit & Veges day until Feb 9    

Christmas Eve 24 December

4.30pm Children’s Christmas crib service

10.30pm Carols by candlelight

11.00pm Midnight Mass

Christmas Day 25 December

10.30am High Mass with children’s activities and blessing of crib, preacher the Most Rev. Datuk Ng Moon Hing, Bishop of West Malaysia.

St. Martin’s No Christmas Eve service,

Sunday 25 December:

9.30 am: St Martin’s and St Martha’s combined Christmas Family Service, St Martin’s Church @ 194 North Rd.

Eucharist, Christmas Carols, Crib scene and Children’s craft activities.


St Matthew’s Parish (Dunedin) 30 Hope Street, Dunedin

Christmas Day

10.00am      Christmas service 


St Martha’s (North Dunedin) St Martin’s Church, 194 North Rd, North East Valley

Saturday 10 December
St Martha’s – Advent Family Carol Service 

Advent wreath, Jesse tree, carols chosen by the children, Eucharist and shared afternoon tea to follow.

Saturday 17 December

2.30pm: St-Martha’s-Nearly-Christmas-Family-Service at St Luke’s Taieri, 67 Gordon Rd, Mosgiel. Eucharist, Christmas Carols, Advent wreath, kid-friendly activities, and yummy Christmas-y end of year shared kai to follow.

Sunday 25 December:

9.30 am: St Martin’s and St Martha’s combined Christmas Family Service, St Martin’s Church @ 194 North Rd.

Eucharist, Christmas Carols, Crib scene and Children’s craft activities.


Otago Peninsula St Michael’s and All Angels’ –  Elliot Street, Andersons Bay: for information, please contact a Warden: Ralph Gordon 027 555 5052, Elizabeth Purdie 021 119 1360

Christmas Day
10.00 am           Family Communion Service
St Michael’s and All Angels’ –  Elliot Street, Andersons Bay

Sunday Services in January
10.00 am           Holy Communion
St Michael’s and All Angels’ –  Elliot Street, Andersons Bay


Port Chalmers Parishcontact Judy Ringland Stewart  (Church Warden), 03 4728476 or 0274728477, box9portchalmers@gmail.comHoly Trinity – corner Grey and Scotia Streets, Port Chalmers

Christmas Eve 11pm Carols and Eucharist

Christmas Day 10 am Christmas Eucharist

Roslyn Parish St John’s – 373 Highgate, Roslyn, Dunedin

Christmas Eve

5pm Crib Service

11.30 pm   First Communion of Christmas

Christmas Day
9.00am      Said Communion
10 am        All Age Eucharist

Southern Coastal DeanerySt Mary’s – 3 Whitby Street, MorningtonHoly Cross – 5 Bellona Street, St KildaSt Mark’s – 27 Shand Street, Green IslandSt Margaret’s – 4 Seaview Rd, Brighton

Contact Ven Jan Clark 027 351 5171

11th December Combined Mornignton Churches Carol Services at 4.30pm at St Mary’s 3 Whitby St , Mornington

14th December South Dunedin Community Carols at 6pm  at St Patrick’s Macandrew Road

Christmas Eve 24 December

7pm Christmas Communion and Carols at St Margaret’s 4 Seaview Road, Brighton

7pm Christmas Communion and Carols at Holy Cross, 5 Bellona St, St Kilda

9pm Communion and Carols at St Mary’s 3 Whitby St, Mornington

Christmas Day 25 December

9am Christmas Day communion and Carols at St Mark’s 27 Shand St, Green Island


Taieri ParishSt Luke’s – 67 Gordon Rd, Mosgiel

Christmas Eve
7pm     Christmas Eve Service



Southland – Central Otago

Dunstan Parish
St Aidan’s – 42 Shannon Street, Alexandra
St James – 12 Ferry Road, Roxburgh

St Aidan’s, Alexandra
Christmas Day at 9:30 am

St James, Roxburgh
Christmas Eve at 7:00pm

Fiordland Parish – Contact: Miriam Dudfield, 021 054 2027,

St Michael’s – 49 Mokonui Street, Te Anau

18  December
9.30am    Carol Service

25   December
9.30am    Christmas Service


Gladstone Parish
All Saints – 509 Dee Street, Invercargill

Sunday 18 December
7 pm                Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Christmas Eve
11.30pm          Midnight Eucharist

Christmas Day
9.30am Holy Eucharist 

Saint Andrew’s Stewart Island combined with Oban Presbyterian Church at Oban Church

Christmas Day 10.30am

Gore Parish 
Holy Trinity – Trafford Street, Gore

Christmas Eve Carol Service    7 pm
Christmas Day Eucharist          10 am

Invercargill – St John’s Parish

St Luke’s – 10 Black Road, Otatara

Christmas Eve,
St Luke’s

6 pm Children and families Christmas Eucharist from 6 pm with Rev’d Leah Boniface.


The Northern Southland service is at Kingston at 11am on Wednesday December 14, on the beach if nice weather, or in the hall if not.

Bishop Steve will also be commissioning the Rev’d Barb Walker as a rural chaplain for Southland.


Maniototo Parish Contact Warwick Smith (Bishop’s Warden), 021 434536
St. Hilda’s, 16 Welles Street. Ranfurly;
St. George’s, 46 Derwent Street, Naseby;
St. Alban the Martyr, Downs Road, St. Bathans 

Christmas Day
St George’s,  Naseby at 10:00am


St John’s Presbyterian Church, 4 Aberafon Street, Middlemarch. 

Thursday 22 December at 6 pm, Community Interdenominational Christmas Service . 


North Invercargill Parish
Holy Trinity – 61 King Street, Invercargill

Christmas Eve Eucharist    10 pm Christmas Mass – Port/Orange and Christmas Cake to follow

Christmas Day Eucharist
    9.30 am Eucharist at All Saints, Gladstone, 509 Dee Street, Invercargill.

Sundays from 1  to 22 January: Morning Prayer @ 9.30 am

Upper Clutha Parish
St Columba’s – Corner Upton Street and McDougall Street, Wanaka
St Andrew’s – Corner Blyth Street and Donegal Street, Cromwell
Tarras Community Church – Church Road, Tarras

St Andrew’s Cromwell
Christmas Eve, Carols and Communion, 9.00pm.
Christmas Day, Festive Eucharist for the whole family, 9.00am. 

St Columba’s Wanaka
Christmas Eve, Carols and Communion, 11.00pm
Christmas Day, Festive Eucharist for the whole family, 8.00am and 10.00 am.

Tarras Church
Christmas Eve, Community Carols, 7.00pm

Wakatipu Parish
St Peter’s – 2 Church Street, Queenstown
St Paul’s – 16 Berkshire Street, Arrowtown
Glenorchy Commnity Church – 13 Argyle Street

Wednesday 14 December: St Peter’s Church, 6.00 pm “Carols on the Lawn”.

Christmas Eve
6 pm St Paul’s, Arrowtown, Holy Communion & Carols.
7 pm Glenorchy Community Church, Holy Communion & Carols
10.00pm St Paul’s Arrowtown, Holy Communion & Carols
10.00pm St Peter’s Queenstown, Carol Singing
11.30 pm St Peter’s Queenstown, Holy Communion & Carols

Christmas Day
9am   St Paul’s Arrowtown, Holy Communion & Carols
10 am St Peter’s Church, Queenstown, Holy Communion & Carols               


St Mary’s, 47 Newburn Street, Waikaia
Monday 19 December at 6 pm, Led by Bishop Steve.


Western Southland 

St Mary’s Riverton:
Christmas Day – 8 am Communion

Winton Contact: Phillis Wilson, (03) 2367039 or Rev’d Richard Johnson, 021 124 2746
Holy Trinity Church – 252 Great North Road, Winton,

Saturday 24 December
Christmas service at 7pm


Oamaru – East and South Otago

Balclutha Parish
St Mark’s – 19 Renfrew Street Balclutha

Christmas Eve
Saturday 24th Dec:

4.30pm – Children’s and parents’ service
7.30pm – Holy Communion, St Peter’s Clinton
11pm – First Communion of Christmas, St Mark’s (supper from 10pm)

Christmas Day
Sunday 25 December

9.30am – Christmas Day Holy Communion


Oamaru-Maheno Parish
St Lukes – 2 Tees Street, Oamaru
St Andrew’s – 6 Short Street, Maheno

Friday 16 December
7 pm      Maheno combined carols (at Presbyterian church)

Sunday 18 December
St Andrew’s, Maheno
9 am

St Lukes Oamaru:
10.30 am (English Tongan Service) and 7pm: Tongan and English Carol Service

Saturday 24 December – Christmas Eve

11 pm: Carols (St Luke’s)
11:30pm: Christmas Eve Midnight Service (St Luke’s)

Sunday 25 December – Christmas Day

9 am: St Andrew’s Christmas Service
10 am: St Luke’s Christmas Day Service


Milton – Tuapeka
St Johns – 165 Union Street, Milton

18 December  – 7 pm    Readings, Carols and Communion


St Barnabas’ 282 Coast Road Warrington

Christmas Eve

9.00pm          Community Carols outside the church – wrap up well, bring a chair. After the carols a spoken communion service will be held in the church.

Christmas Day

10.00am        Holy Communion


Waitaki North Oamaru
St Mary’s Church – 410 Thames Highway, Oamaru
St Alban’s Church – 5635 Kurow-Duntroon Rd, Kurow
St Martin’s Church – Earthquake Road, Duntroon

Christmas Eve

6pm                  St Martin’s Duntroon, Informal Eucharist

7.30pm            St. Alban’s Kurow, Carol singing followed by informal                                Eucharist at 8pm. 



Daily On-line Opportunities and More…

Please note: Daily Prayers by Zoom will not be available from 24 December and will resume on Tuesday 3 January. The links below are still available for anyone who wants to continue with prayers and join in with others on-line

  • Daily Morning Prayers. Tuesday to Saturday at 9 am  via Zoom with Bishop Steve. No computer or smart phone? Telephone 03 659 0603 (it may be a toll call depending on your plan), then key in the meeting ID: 959 771 603 66
  • Daily Evening Prayer:  Tuesday to Friday at 5 pm with Bishop Steve. Meeting ID: 934 8425 0283
  • Otago Access Radio Radio Church – 8 am on Sunday mornings or catch up on previous services via the link above.
  • Hymns for Sunday Morning – traditional and contemporary hymns in this long-standing NZ favourite.

For anyone who hasn’t use Zoom before, have a look at instructions on our Contacts page and Zoom User Guide.  You can join zoom from any device (phone, tablet or iPad, computer) that has a camera, microphone and speakers.

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