Christmas Services and Activities in December

With so much going on in December it can be hard to keep track of what’s going on where. With that in mind here is a list (day by day, church by church) of all the Christmas related Services and activities happening in the diocese during December this year:

 

 

Advent Sunday, 1 December

Aberdeen – St Andrew’s Cathedral | King Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5AX

8:00am: Holy Communion

10:45am: Sung Eucharist

6:30pm: Advent Carols

Banchory – St Ternan’s Church | High Street, Banchory, AB31 5TB

6:00pm: Advent Lessons & Carols

Bieldside – St Devenick’s Church | Baillieswells Road, Bieldside, AB15 9AP

3:00pm – 5:00pm: Hotdogs and Movie (Nativity!) Under 8’s please bring your parents along.  Bring bean bags and cushions.  To help plan for numbers for food, please Let Donna know if you can come

Bucksburn – St Machar’s Church | 40 Oldmeldrum Road, Aberdeen, AB21 9DU

11:00am: Family Service of Holy Communion

Fraserburgh – St Peter’s Church | Charlotte Street, Fraserburgh, AB43 9LS

4:00pm: Evensong (As much singing as possible)

 

 

Saturday 7 December

Banchory – St Ternan’s Church | High Street, Banchory, AB31 5TB

11:00am – 3:00pm: Space for Advent a quiet day, open to all, soup available

Bieldside – St Devenick’s Church | Baillieswells Road, Bieldside, AB15 9AP

3:00pm: Advent Tea and Festive Crafts:  A Celebration for everyone, Bring-and-Share Tea

 

 

Second Sunday in Advent 8 December

Aberdeen – St Andrew’s Cathedral | King Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5AX

8:00am: Holy Communion

10:45: Sung Eucharist

Aboyne – St Thomas’ Church | Ballater Road, Aboyne, AB34 5JN

6:00pm: Carol Service

Ballater – St Kentigern’s Church | Braemar Road, Ballater, AB35 5RL

6:00pm: Carol Service

Fraserburgh – St Peter’s Church | Charlotte Street, Fraserburgh, AB43 9LS

4:00pm: Share and Prayer, Fraserburgh Churches Together, a short service of sharing and prayer for the general election and what follows

Kemnay – St Anne’s Church | Kendal Road, Kemnay, AB51 5RN

4:00pm: Advent Carols & Readings with the Choir of St Andrew’s Cathedral, followed by mulled wine and mince pies.  Admission free but a collection will be taken

Old Deer – St Drostan’s Church | Abbey Street, Old Deer, AB42 5LN

11:00am: Christingle service

 

 

Saturday 14 December

Banchory – St Ternan’s Church | High Street, Banchory, AB31 5TB

10:00am – 3:00pm: Gingerbread Village, make your own gingerbread man, cafe and live music

Braemar – Chapel of St Ninian | Mar Lodge, Braemar, AB35 5YJ

2:00pm: Carol Service

 

 

Third Sunday in Advent 15 December

Aberdeen – St Andrew’s Cathedral | King Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5AX

8:00am: Holy Communion

10:45am: Sung Eucharist

6:30pm: Choral Evensong

Banchory – St Ternan’s Church | High Street, Banchory, AB31 5TB

11:00am: Time to Prepare, a relaxed family service of Holy Communion for advent

Banff – St Andrew’s Church | High Street, Banff, AB45 1AE

11:00am: Carol Service

Buckie – All Saints Church | Cluny Square, Buckie, AB56 1HA

3:00pm: Service of Nine Lessons and Carols

Longside – St John’s Church | Peterhead Road, Longside, AB42 4XX

11:00am: Christingle Service

Peterhead – St Peter’s Church | Merchant Street, Peterhead, AB42 1DU

11:00am: Christingle Service

 

 

Monday 16 December

Fraserburgh – St Peter’s Church | Charlotte Street, Fraserburgh, AB43 9LS

7:00pm: Churches Together Christmas Service at the Roman Catholic Church

 

 

Saturday 21 December

Aberdeen – St Andrew’s Cathedral | King Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5AX

Noon: Con Anima with the Bon Accord Brass Quintet Christmas Music for Choir and Brass

6:30pm: “Gloria in Excelsis” Christmas with Con Anima, Tickets £10 (incl. mulled wine) students & children free

Insch – St Drostan’s Church | Commerce Street, Insch, AB52 6JB

3:30pm: Messy Carols a Carol Service for all the family

 

 

Fourth Sunday in Advent 22 December

Aberdeen – St Andrew’s Cathedral | King Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5AX

8:00am: Holy Communion

10:45am: Sung Eucharist

6:30pm: Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols with the Cathedral Choirs

Bieldside – St Devenick’s Church | Baillieswells Road, Bieldside, AB15 9AP

10:30am: Carol Service

Fraserburgh – St Peter’s Church | Charlotte Street, Fraserburgh, AB43 9LS

11:00am: Christingle Eucharist

Insch – St Drostan’s Church | Commerce Street, Insch, AB52 6JB

7:00pm: Carol Service with Bennachie Singers

Kincardine O’Neil – Christ Church | Kincardine O’Neil, AB34 5AA

(TBC) 6:00pm: Carol Service 6:00pm with Nine Lessons (TBC)

Peterhead – St Peter’s Church | Merchant Street, Peterhead, AB42 1DU

11:00am: Carols and lessons

Westhill Community Church | Old Skene Road, Westhill, AB32 6AQ

10:30am: All-Age Nativity

 

 

Monday 23 December

Bieldside – St Devenick’s Church | Baillieswells Road, Bieldside, AB15 9AP

2:15pm – 3:30pm: Christingle Service

 

 

Christmas Eve 24 December

Aberdeen – St Andrew’s Cathedral | King Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5AX

11:30pm: Christmas Eve Midnight Sung Eucharist with the Cathedral Choirs

Aberdeen – St Margaret’s Church | Gallowgate, Aberdeen, AB25 1EA

6:00pm: Family Carol & Christingle Service

11:00pm: Midnight Mass

Banchory – St Ternan’s Church | High Street, Banchory, AB31 5TB

4:00pm: Makaton Crib Service

9:30pm: Midnight in Bethlehem Holy Communion

Bieldside – St Devenick’s Church | Baillieswells Road, Bieldside, AB15 9AP

11:15pm – 12:15am: Midnight Communion

Braemar – Chapel of St Ninian | Mar Lodge, Braemar, AB35 5YJ

Midnight Service (no details yet / with Bishop Bob)

Buckie – All Saints Church | Cluny Square, Buckie, AB56 1HA

6:00pm: 1st Eucharist of Christmas

11:15pm: Midnight Mass

Fraserburgh – St Peter’s Church | Charlotte Street, Fraserburgh, AB43 9LS

4:00pm: Crib Service

11:30pm: Midnight Eucharist

Insch – St Drostan’s Church | Commerce Street, Insch, AB52 6JB

11:15pm: Midnight Mass

Longside – St John’s Church | Peterhead Road, Longside, AB42 4XX

6:00pm: Crib service

Peterhead – St Peter’s Church | Merchant Street, Peterhead, AB42 1DU

11:30pm: Midnight Eucharist

Westhill Community Church | Old Skene Road, Westhill, AB32 6AQ

4:00pm: Family Christingle

11:15pm: Carols & Communion “Love for a Broken World”

 

 

Christmas Day 25 December

Aberdeen – St Andrew’s Cathedral | King Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5AX

10:00am: Christmas Day Family Sung Eucharist

Aberdeen – St Margaret’s Church | Gallowgate, Aberdeen, AB25 1EA

10:30am: Parish Mass

Banchory – St Ternan’s Church | High Street, Banchory, AB31 5TB

11:00am: Communion for Christmas day

Banff – St Andrew’s Church | High Street, Banff, AB45 1AE

10:30am: Christmas Eucharist

Bieldside – St Devenick’s Church | Baillieswells Road, Bieldside, AB15 9AP

10:30am – 11:30am: Family Christmas Celebration

Braemar – Chapel of St Ninian | Mar Lodge, Braemar, AB35 5YJ

Christmas Day Service (no details yet / with Bishop Bob)

Fraserburgh – St Peter’s Church | Charlotte Street, Fraserburgh, AB43 9LS

11:00am: Christmas Morning Eucharist

Insch – St Drostan’s Church | Commerce Street, Insch, AB52 6JB

10:00am: Christmas Family Communion

Kincardine O’Neil – Christ Church | Kincardine O’Neil, AB34 5AA

11:00am: Communion

Old Deer – St Drostan’s Church | Abbey Street, Old Deer, AB42 5LN

10:00am: Christmas Day Eucharist (Joint with Longside)

Peterhead – St Peter’s Church | Merchant Street, Peterhead, AB42 1DU

11:30am: Communion service

Westhill Community Church | Old Skene Road, Westhill, AB32 6AQ

10:30am: Christmas Day All-Age “Joy for the Whole World”

 

 

 

 

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