Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Church Matters

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Church Matters

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Byline: By Francis Wood

Tomorrow NIGHT

All Christian folk will lay down their shopping bags and other burdens and begin to rejoice, with heart and soul and voice ( but not all in the same way. Some include the solemn blessing of the crib while others rejoice with carols, candles, mince pies and mulled wine. Early evening will see various carol services for all the family. At Durham Cathedral the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is at 3pm. At All Saints', Gosforth, they even have two "houses" for carols at 4pm and 6.30pm. Here is a selection of family carol services:

St Cuthbert's, Heaton, Newcastle, 4pm

Christ Church, Shieldfield, Newcastle, 4pm

Martin Luther Kirche, Copeland Terrace, 5pm

Salvation Army, North Shields, 5pm

Westerhope Methodist Church, 6pm

Park Methodist Church, Jarrow, 6pm

Blucher Methodist Church, 6pm

St George's URC, High Heaton, 6pm

St Cuthbert's, North Shields (carols and Mass), 6pm

Robert Stewart URC, Fenham, Newcastle, 6.30pm

Jesmond URC, 6.30pm

The most popular service on Christmas Eve is Midnight Mass, which never starts at midnight. At Durham Cathedral and at Hexham Abbey they begin at 11pm and St George's, Cullercoats, 11.45pm. Most begin at 11.30pm:

Benton, St Bartholomew

Chapel House, Holy Nativity

Fenham, Holy Cross

Hexham Abbey

Ingram, St Michael's

Jesmond, St George's

Jesmond, St Hilda's

Kenton, St Andrew's URC

Morpeth, St Mary's

Newcastle, St Matthew's

Newcastle, St Nicholas' Cathedral

Newcastle, St Dominic's RC

Newcastle, St Ann's

North Shields, Christ Church

North Shields, St Augustin's

Percy Main, St John's

Shiremoor, St Mark's

Tynemouth, Holy Saviour

Whittingham, St Bartholomew's

Wooler, St Mary's

Whorlton, St John's. …

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