Service schedule over festive period


The schedule of Christmas services in Portadown churches over the Christmas period is as follows:

Seagoe Parish Church: December 21 - 9am Holy Communion, 10.30am Children’s Nativity, 7pm Nine Lessons and Carols by Candlelight.

Monday, December 22 - 7pm Christingles and Carols in St Patrick’s, Killicomaine; Christmas Eve - 11pm First Holy Communion of Christmas by Candlelight; Christmas Day - 9am Holy Communion, 10.30am family service.

Tartaraghan & Diamond Parish Churches: Sunday, December 21 - Carol service and children’s nativity (Diamond) 10am, morning service (Tartaraghan) 11.30am; Carol Service (Tartaraghan) 7pm with light refreshments; Christmas Day - Holy Communion (Tartaraghan) 8.30am, Holy Communion (Diamond) 10am, Holy Communion (Tartaraghan) 11am; December 28 - morning service (Diamond) 10am, morning service (Tartaraghan) 11.30am.

Armagh Road Presbyterian Church: December 21 - 11am, all-age morning service with the Sunday School Swingers; 7pm Carols by Candlelight with Rodney Spence, church choir and soloists followed by refreshments and mince pies; Christmas Day - 10.30am all-age family service; December 28 - 11am Last Sunday of the Year morning service. January 4 - 11am communion service and 7pm evening service.

Roman Catholic churches: Drumcree Parish - Parishioners are encouraged to wear their Christmas jumper to all masses this weekend 20th/21st. Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, St John the Baptist Church – Christmas Eve 9pm; Christmas Day 8.30am and 11.30am; St Patrick’s Church – Christmas Day, 10am Solemnity of the Holy Family. December 28 - St John the Baptist Church – Saturday 7pm; Sunday 8.30am and 11.30am; St Patrick’s Church – Sunday 10am. New Year’s Day Mass – Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, World Day of Peace, St Patrick’s Church 12noon.

Methodist Churches - Portadown Circuit, Thomas Street: Christmas Day - 9am Family Worship; New Year’s Eve 11.15pm Watchnight service.

Edenderry Memorial Church: Sunday, December 21, 10.30am family service led by Sunday School, 7pm family carol service; Christmas Day 10am family service

Epworth: Christmas Eve - 7pm Christmas worship; Mahon: Christmas Day - 8am family service; Battlehill: Christmas Day, 9am family worship. Derryanville Church: December 21 - 12 noon Christmas worship; Christmas Day, 9am family service. Ballinary Church: December 21 -10.30am Christmas worship; Christmas Day - 10am family worship.