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Christmas Services 2018

We invite you to Celebrate Christmas
in one of our local Churches

Christmas Church times listed to date:

Ballarat Parishes

The Cathedral
St Paul’s, Bakery Hill
St. Matthew’s, Wendouree
St John’s, Soldiers Hill
St Peter’s, Ballarat
Buninyong Anglican Parish
Holy Trinity, Sebastopol
Springmount (Creswick, Clunes, Newlyn, Learmonth)
West Moorabool (Ballan Bungaree & Morrisons)

Country Parishes

Ararat (Ararat, Great Western & Willaura)
Camperdown with Cobden, Terang & Timboon
Colac (Colac, Birregurra and Alvie)
Glenelg Wannon (Coleraine &  Casterton) 
Hamilton (Dunkeld, Glenthompson, Cavendish and Penshurst)
Horsham (Horsham and  Murtoa)
Lower Glenelg (Portland, Heywood & Tyrendarra)
Port Fairy (Port Fairy, Koroit & Macarthur)
Stawell (Stawell, Halls Gap & Navarre)
The Otways (Apollo Bay, Beech Forest, Forrest and Carlisle River)
West Wimmera


Cathedral Church of Christ the King
49 Lydiard Street South, Ballarat

Christmas Eve – 24 December
11pm – Midnight Mass
with Choir and Carols
Christmas Day – 25 December
8am – Holy Eucharist with Carols
9.30am – Sung Eucharist with Choir & Carols

Contact – 5331 1183

St Paul’s Bakery Hill
5 Humffray Street South, Ballarat

Christmas Eve – 24 December
6pm Family Eucharist
Christmas Day – 25 December
7am Holy Eucharist
9am Parish Eucharist with Carols and Songs

Contact – 5332 6479

St. John’s Soldiers Hill
606 Armstrong St. Nth, Ballarat

Christmas Eve – 24 December
5pm Special Family Eucharist
11:30pm Midnight Mass
Christmas Day – 25 December
9:30am Sung mass of Christmass day

Contact – 5332 4723

St Matthew’s, Wendouree
Cnr Forest & Howitt Sts, Wendouree

Christmas Eve – 24 December
6pm Family Service with dressing of the Christmas Tree
(children welcome to come dressed as shepherds or angels)
Christmas Day – 25 December
7.30am Christmas Day Mass (Book of Common Prayer)
9am Sung Eucharist with Carols

Contact – 0435 750 155

St Peter’s Ballarat
1307 Sturt St West, Ballarat

Christmas Eve – 24 December
6pm Blessing the Crib and Children’s Service
11pm Christmas Carols
11.30pm Midnight Sung Eucharist
Christmas Day – 25 December
9am Sung Eucharist

Contact – 5332 3929

Buninyong Anglican Church
Cnr Warrenheip and Scott Streets

Christmas Eve – 24 December
5pm free BBQ.
6.15pm Church Service
Christmas Day – 25 December
9am Church Service

Both services are very child friendly
and involving of children

Contact – 5341 3281

Holy Trinity Sebastopol
Albert St, Sebastopol
(next to bowling club)

Christmas Eve – 24 December
6.30pm Carols
7pm Holy Eucharist of Christmas Night
Christmas Day – 25 December
9.30am Holy Eucharist of Christmas Day

Contact – 0427 911 792

Parish of Springmount
Creswick, Clunes, Newlyn & Learmonth

Christmas Eve – 24 December
St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Clunes
5.30pm Festival Eucharist
St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, Newlyn
7.30pm Festival Eucharist
St. John’s Anglican Church, Creswick
9.30pmTraditional Midnight Mass
Christmas Day – 25 December
All Saints’ Church, Learmonth
9am Festival Eucharist

Contact – 5345 2060

Parish of West Moorabool
Ballan, Bungaree and Morrisons

24 December – Christmas Eve
St James’ Morrisons
5pm Christmas Eve Service
St John’s Ballan
7.30pm Christmas Eve Service
25 December – Christmas Day
St John’s Bungaree
9am Christmas Day Service

Contact: 0429 146 566

Country Parishes


Great Western
5 p.m. Christmas Eve

7.30 p.m. Christmas Eve

Holy Trinity Ararat
10 p.m. Christmas Eve
9.30 a.m. Christmas Day.

Camperdown with Cobden, Terang & Timboon

Christmas Eve, Monday 24th December:
5pm Eucharist at All Saints’ Terang
7pm Eucharist at St Jude’s Timboon

Christmas Day, Tuesday 25th December
8am Eucharist at St Mary’s Cobden
9:30am Sung Eucharist at St Paul’s Camperdown.


24 December – Christmas Eve
Ss. Johns’ Colac
7.00pm Family Christmas Eucharist
Christ Church Birregurra 
8.30pm Christmas Eucharist
25 December – Christmas Day
Ss. Johns’ Colac
9.30am Christmas Eucharist


24 December – Christmas Eve
6:30pm  Crib service
8:30pm  First Eucharist of Christmas

25 December – Christmas Day
9:00am  Christmas Eucharist


Christ Church Hamilton
Monday 24th December
5.00pm – Children’s Christmas Service
10.30pm – Midnight Mass
Tuesday 25th December
9.30am – Christmas Day Eucharist
St Mary’s Dunkeld
Sunday 23rd December
5.00pm – Carols Service (led by the Uniting Church)
All Saints’ Penshurst
Sunday 23rd December
5.00pm – Christmas Eucharist
St Peter’s Glenthompson
Monday 24th December
6.30pm – Christmas Eucharist
St Mark’s Cavendish
Monday 24th December
8.00pm – Christmas Eucharist


24 December – Christmas Eve
25 December – Christmas Day

Lower Glenelg

St. Stephen’s Portland
Midnight Mass Christmas Eve 11.30pm
Christmas Mass, Christmas morning 9.30 am.

St. John’s Heywood
Vigil Mass, Christmas Eve 9.00 pm.

St. James Tyrendarra
Vigil Mass, Christmas Eve 7.00 pm.


25 December – Christmas Day
St James, Mortlake 9.30 am

Parish of Port Fairy

Sunday 23 December 
Christchurch Macarthur
Christmas worship @ 9-00 am
24 December  – Christmas Eve
St John’s Port Fairy
Children’s Christmas 4-30 pm
Early Midnight Mass 9-00 pm
25 December – Christmas Day
St John’s Port Fairy
@ 9-30am
St Paul’s Koroit
@ 8-00 am
Friday 28 December 
St John’s Port Fairy
7.30pm ‘The Messiah’
A stunning community production


Sunday 16th December
Holy Trinity Stawell – Nine Lessons and Carols 2.30 pm
Sunday 23rd December
Halls Gap – Carol Service 5 pm
Monday 24th December
Navarre – Vigil Eucharist 7 pm
Christmas Day 25th December
Halls Gap – Eucharist 8 am
Holy Trinity Stawell – Eucharist and Blessing of the Crib 10 am

The Otways

Saturday 15 December
Beech Forest 7pm at Melba Gully Lavers Hill for Carols and Communion by candlelight!
Saturday 22 December
Carlisle River 1pm
Sunday 23 December
Forrest 4pm
24 December – Christmas Eve
Apollo Bay  5pm Family Service
11pm Midnight Mass
25 December – Christmas Day
Apollo Bay 10am Christmas Eucharist


Sunday 23 December
7.oopm Carols & Readings
24 December – Christmas Eve
6.00pm – Blessing of the Crib & Family Eucharist
11.30pm – Midnight Mass
25 December – Christmas Day
8.00am – Holy Eucharist
9.30am – Sung Eucharist

West Wimmera

Christmas Eve 24th December
St. Paul’s Rainbow. 2.00pm
St. Peter’s Dimboola. 5.00pm
St. Augustine Kaniva 7.00pm
Christmas day 25th December
St. George’s Nhill. 9.00am

Professional Standards 

1800 377 842 [1800 DPS VIC].

A Director of Professional Standards has been appointed to respond to all complaints of abuse by clergy and Church workers.

Episcopal Standards 

1800 997 747.

Episcopal Standards complaints may be made against the Bishop of a Diocese. This is different to a Professional Standards complaint.

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