Voices raised in festive song will ring out when the Combined
Queenstown Churches Christmas Carol Celebration is held on
the grounds of St Peter's Anglican Church on Sunday at 6pm.
Everyone is invited and carol singing will be led by the
Queenstown Community Choir accompanied on the keyboard by
Groups from the various churches will contribute with
readings, a variety of music and other items on a Christmas
People attending are encouraged to bring a blanket or folding
chairs to sit on and a picnic tea for the family if they
Ministers of the churches in Queenstown, Frankton and
Arrowtown are expected to attend.
Kenneth Walker, who leaves Queenstown after 14 years of
ministry with the Salvation Army, will give an address at the
carol celebration this year. The master of ceremonies will be
Tom Kerr, the new pastor at the City Impact Church.
Anglican Parish of Wakatipu
Glenorchy: 7pm, Ecumenical communion and carols.
Queenstown: 10pm, Carols; 11.30pm, Communion and
Arrowtown: 11.30pm, Communion and carols.
Queenstown: 9.30am and 11am, Communion and carols.
Arrowtown: 8am and 9.30am, Communion and carols.
Queenstown: St Peter's, Church St.
Arrowtown: St Paul's, Berkshire St.
Glenorchy: Mission Hall, Argyle St.
Catholic Church in the Wakatipu
Queenstown: 8pm Vigil, Midnight (carols from 11.30pm), 10am,
and Christmas Mass in Portuguese 7pm.
Arrowtown: 10pm Vigil and 10am.
Queenstown: Vigil at 6.30pm and 9am.
Arrowtown: December 30 and January 6 at 9am and 11am; January
13, 20 and 27 at 11am.
Queenstown: St Joseph's, Melbourne St.
Arrowtown: St Patrick's, Hertford St.
City Impact Church
NEW YEAR'S EVE
Wakatipu Community Presbyterian Church.
Queenstown: 11.15pm, St Andrew's, carol service.
Arrowtown: 11.15pm, St John's, carol service.
CHRISTMAS DAY - FAMILY SERVICES
Arrowtown: 9am, St John's, 26 Berkshire St.
Frankton: 9am, St Margaret's, cnr Ross and McBride Sts.
Queenstown: 10am, St Andrew's, 26 Stanley St.
Picks of the week
• 7.30pm: Arrowtown six-piece band the Lynch Mob and friends
play two classic albums in full - Abbey Road by the Beatles
and The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd - in the
Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall. Tickets $30 from Laneway, Arrow
Lane. All proceeds to the community.
• 8pm: Les Alpes welcomes singer-guitarist Noel Coutts and
Ela Coutts on flute to the Friday Jazz Club. Free.8pm:
Singer-songwriter-percussionist Jo Jo Smith, known as ''the
Mistress of Groove'' in her native Australia, performs with
New Zealand Gold Guitar award-winning singer-songwriter Dave
Coleclough, of Dunedin, in the New Orleans Hotel, Arrowtown.
• 8.30pm: High-energy Christchurch band Forgotten Generation
arrives on tour to promote Goodbye Earthquakes, Hello
Milkshakes in the Red Rock Bar, with support by Wakatipu
bands Rules of Addiction and the Collective Me.
• 8.30am-1pm: Remarkables Market has food, produce, arts and
crafts and more in the Red Barn near Remarkables Park Town
• 9am-12.30pm: Queenstown Farmers Market, on St Peter's
Anglican Church grounds.9am: Queenstown jet-boat thrill-ride
operator Thunder Jet celebrates the launch of new launch
Thunder Jet 3 on Steamers Wharf. Refreshments from 4pm-6pm.