Christmas church services
As Christmas approaches, local churches will be holding their annual Christmas services.
Below are the times and dates for various church services around the Benalla area.
St Joseph’s Catholic Church
There will be two Monday, December 24.
The first will be at 6.30 pm with children and young people invited to wear a Christmas theme.
The second will be at 9.30 pm as a vigil mass for Christmas.
Christmas carols will be sung before both vigil masses starting about half an hour before.
There will also be a mass on Christmas Day at 9.30 am. vigil masses
St Andrews’s Presbyterian Church
There will be a service in Benalla the Sunday before Christmas on December 23 at 9.30 am and Christmas Day at 9.30 am.
There will also be a Christmas Eve service at 7 pm in Thoona and Carols in Balmattum on Sunday, December 23.
Rose City Baptist
A Christmas Day service will be held at 9.30 am.
Benalla Baptist (Baptist Union of Victoria)
The Benalla Baptist Church will be holding a service at 9.30 am on Christmas day.
Seventh-day Adventist church
The Benalla Seventh-day Adventist Church would like to wish all in Benalla a Merry Christmas and happy and safe new year.
They will be holding a Christmas service focusing on the real meaning of Christmas on Saturday, December 22, at 11.15 am.
The church said it would love for any and all to join as it celebrates the difference that Jesus has made to the world and what that means for each one of us today.
Anglican Parish of Benalla
The Anglican Parish of Benalla will be holding a number of services on Christmas Eve including a Christingle service for children and families at 3 pm, a Christmas service at St Paul’s Goorambat at 5 pm, Christmas service at St Aidan’s Swanpool at 7.30 pm and a Midnight Mass at 9.30 pm at Holy Trinity Benalla.
There will also be Christmas Day service at 9.30 am at Holy Trinity Benalla.
Benalla Uniting Church Parish
The Uniting Church will hold a Parish Christmas service on Christmas Day in Benalla at 9.15 am.
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