Service Times

7pm -  Nine Lessons and Carols
5pm -  Christingle Service for young families
11.30pm -  Midnight Eucharist
9am -  Christmas Day Eucharist

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Christmas Services at St Peters

Morning Office/Prayer

The references for Morning Prayer this week are as follows:

Tues 23 December:
Psalm 130, Isaiah 54, 2 Peteer 1:16-2:3 (p.69 – 71)
Wed 24 December:
Psalm 45, Isaiah 55: 2 Peter 2:4-end (p.74 – 76)
Thurs 25 December:
No morning prayer
Friday 26 December:
No morning prayer

Prayer begins each morning (Tues - Fri) - 8.45 a.m.

We use A New Zealand Prayer Book (the red book)

How do we use the book? Prayers are said aloud with the leader reading the feint print and the congregation reading the bold print. When we get to the numbered sections they are read antiphonally i.e. the leader saying the first part up to the colon, the congregation the second part.

Each morning the lectionary has a set Psalm and bible readings for Morning Prayer. We say the psalms antiphonally and we end with “Glory to the Father, and to the Son:  and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning is now: and shall be forever. Amen.” We take it in turns to read the sections from the bible.

A time of prayer takes place where the prayer book lists activities in bold (see p. 71). We do not do everything written down there. Instead we pray the Collect from the previous Sunday together, we have a time of open prayer and we conclude with The Lord’s Prayer.



Sunday 21st December
Nine Lessons and Carols – 7.00pm


Wednesday 24th December
Christingle Service for young families - 5.00pm
Midnight Eucharist - 11.30pm

Thursday 25th December: Christmas Day
Eucharist - 9.00am

Please see the Service Times page for all services.