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)
Beaufort & Skipton
West Moorabool (Ballan / Bungaree / Morrisons)

Country Parishes

Ararat (Ararat, Great Western, Willaura)
Hamilton (Hamilton, Dunkeld, Cavendish, Penshurst & Glenthompson)
Horsham (Horsham / Murtoa)
Port Fairy (Port Fairy, Koroit)
Stawell (Stawell, Halls Hap & Landsborough)
The Otways (Carlisle River, Beech Forest, Forrest)
Warracknabeal (Warracknabeal, Areegra, Minyip)
West Wimmera (Nhill, Kaniva, Dimboola, Rainbow)


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

Sunday 22 December
7pm Nine Lessons and Carols
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 Children and Family Eucharist
Christmas Day – 25 December
9am Full Eucharist of Christmas

Contact – 5332 6479

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

Christmas Eve – 24 December
5pm Special Family Eucharist
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 decorating of the Christmas Tree
and blessing of nativity sets.
Christmas Day – 25 December
7.30am Christmas Day Mass (Book of Common Prayer)
9am Sung Eucharist with Carols

Contact – 0435 750 155 | 5339 6157

St Peter’s Ballarat
1307 Sturt St West, Ballarat

Christmas Eve – 24 December
6pm Christmas Family Service
11pm Carol Singing
11.30pm Midnight Mass
Christmas Day – 25 December
9.30am Sung Eucharist

Contact – 5332 3929

Buninyong Anglican Church
Cnr Warrenheip and Scott Streets

Christmas Eve – 24 December
5.30pm Church Service followed by FREE BBQ
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 Christmas Communion
St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, Newlyn
7.30pm Christmas Communion
St. John’s Anglican Church, Creswick
9.30pm Christmas Communion
Christmas Day – 25 December
All Saints’ Church, Learmonth
9am Christmas Communion

Contact – 5345 2060

Beaufort & Skipton

Christmas Eve – 24 December
Beaufort 6pm Eucharist
Skipton 8pm Eucharist

Contact – 0427 911 792

West Moorabool

Christmas Eve – 24 December
5pm @ St James’ Morrisons
7:30pm @ St John’s Ballan
Christmas Day – 25 December
9am @ St John’s Bungaree

Contact – 0429 146 566

Country Parishes


Christmas Eve – 24 December
Great Western 5pm
Willaura 7pm
Ararat 10.30pm
Christmas Day – 25 December
Ararat 9.30pm

Contact – 53521109

Camperdown with Cobden, Terang & Timboon

Contact – 55933819


Contact – 52313646


Contact – 55752152


December 22nd – 4th Sunday of Advent 4
5pm at Penshurst
7pm Carols at ChristChurch Hamilton
Christmas Eve – 24 December
5pm at Hamilton
8pm Cavendish
6:30pm Dunkeld
and 10:30pm at Hamilton
Christmas Day – 25 December
8am Glenthompson
9:30am Hamilton

Contact – 5571 1317


Christmas Eve – 24 December
Murtoa: 7.30pm.
Horsham: 11pm.
Christmas Day – 25 December
Horsham: 10.00am.

Contact – 53826633

Lower Glenelg

Contact – 55217938


Port Fairy

St John’s Port Fairy
December 24, Early Midnight Mass, lots of well known carols, 9-00 pm
Christmas Day, includes a children’s activity and lots of well known carols, 9-30 am

St Paul’s Koroit
Christmas Day, 8-00 am

Contact – 0429 999 388


Sunday 15th December
Holy Trinity Stawell – Christmas Lunch 12noon
Sunday 22nd December
Holy Trinity Stawell – Nine Lessons and Carols 7.30pm
St John’s Halls Gap – Carols Service 5pm
Christmas Eve – 24 December
Holy Trinity Stawell – Family Eucharist and Blessing of the Crib 5pm
St John The Divine Landsborough – Vigil Christmas Eucharist 7pm
Christmas Day – 25 December
Holy Trinity Stawell – Christmas Eucharist 10am
St John’s Halls Gap – Christmas Eucharist 8am

Contact – 0422 477 369

The Otways

Saturday 21st December
Christmas service in Carlisle River 12 noon
Sunday 22nd December
Christmas Service Beech Forest 1pm
Christmas service in Forrest 4pm
Christmas Eve – 24 December
Christmas Eve services in Apollo Bay
5pm Children’s service
11pm Midnight Mass
Christmas Day – 25 December
Christmas service Apollo Bay 10am

Contact – 52376615


Sunday 22nd December
2.00pm – HC & Carols – Dunmunkle Lodge, Minyip
7.30pm – Carols and Supper – St Mark’s Areegra (Rupanyup Road): Bring a plate of finger food and your choice of beverage and we’ll sing and tell the Christmas Story.
Christmas Eve – 24 December
6.00pm Family Carols in Christ Church Warracknabeal: A family orientated service of Carols and Christmas Story led by our young people. No Holy Communion.
9.00pm Champagne Supper in Christ Church: Bring a bit of Christmas cheer and fellowship to celebrate the Saviour’s birth.
10.30pm Christmas Celebration and Hoy Communion.
Christmas Day – 25 December
9.30am Christmas Celebration and Holy Communion in Christ Church.
Sunday 29th December – Christmas 1
10.30am Cafe Church and Carols.
Sunday 5th January 2020 – Epiphany
9.30am Greeting the ‘Wise Men’ and Carols.

Contact – 53981251


Contact – 55611687

West Wimmera

Sunday 22nd December
St. Paul’s Rainbow     11.15am.
Christmas Eve – 24 December
St. Peter’s Dimboola   5pm.
St. Augustine Kaniva   7pm
Christmas Day – 25 December
St. George’s Nhill.      9am.

Contact – 53911776

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.