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Christmas Services 2018

Sunday, December 23, 2018 at 6:00 pm to Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at 11:30 am

Sunday 23rd December
6:00pm: Blue Christmas Service (Evening service with hymns)

A service of peace for those who would seek it;
A service of quiet for those who are torn.
A time when our tears greet the birth of the Saviour
And songs tell of comfort, and hope to be born.

Not everyone is able to celebrate Christmas with joy; the “Blue Christmas” service allows people who are currently struggling with some form of darkness in their lives (bereavement, depression, heart-ache) to acknowledge it. The simple act of lighting a candle serves to remind us that the darkness has not overcome the light. (John 1: 5)


Christmas Eve: Monday 24th December

4:00pm: Children’s Crib Service with Carols

Children are invited to come dressed as one of the characters in the Christmas Story.

The service will last for approx 1 hour.


7:00pm: Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols

A traditional service of lessons and carols sung by the Cathedral Choir.


9:00pm: Sudanese Christmas Service


11:00pm: The First Eucharist of Christmas (Midnight Mass)

Sung by the Cathedral Choir
Music: Briggs – Truro Service
Celebrant & Preacher: The Most Rev’d Geoff Smith, Archbishop of Adelaide

*Doors open at 10.15pm (not ticketed)


Christmas Day: Tuesday 25th December

8:00am: Holy Communion (BCP) with Carols

Traditional service of Holy Communion for Christmas Day with carols for all to sing.
Preacher: The Very Rev’d Frank Nelson, Dean of St Peter’s Cathedral


10:00am: Festive Choral Eucharist

Choral Eucharist to celebrate the Birth of Christ.
Sung by the Cathedral Choir
Music: Jackson in G
Preacher: The Very Rev’d Frank Nelson, Dean of St Peter’s Cathedral

A separate children’s program will run during this service (all welcome)



Sunday, December 23, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at 11:30 am
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St Peter’s Cathedral


St Peter’s Cathedral
27 King William Road
North Adelaide, South Australia 5006 Australia
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