By: Jess Smit
It’s not only the Roman Catholic Churches across Singapore which will be holding traditional Midnight Mass services on Christmas Eve. Anglican churches, from St George’s Church in Dempsey to St Andrew’s Cathedral in the city, will also be celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ with a special mass for their congregations.
Catholic Church of St Ignatius
120 King’s Road, 268172 Catholic
Family mass at 6pm and Midnight mass at 11pm on 24 December 2014
Join the Parish Priest on Christmas Eve at this Catholic Church, just off Farrer Road. There’s a family mass at 6pm on Christmas Eve, with a later service at 11pm.
Church of St Bernadette
12 Zion Road, 247731
Mass at 9.30pm and Midnight Mass at 12 on 24 December 2014
Not a night owl? Opt for the 9.30pm mass at this Catholic Church in the River Valley instead of the service starting at 12pm.
Church of the Holy Family
6 Chapel Road, 429509 Catholic
Christmas Mass at 9pm and Midnight Christmas Mass at 12 on 24 December 2014
This Catholic Church in the vibrant Katong area on the East Coast seats over 2,000 people!
Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour
31 Siglap Hill, 456085
Midnight Christmas Mass at 12 on 24 December 2014
Christmas Eve will be a busy time at this church in Siglap on the East Coast, with carols at 5:30pm, Children’s Mass at 6pm, Christmas Vigil Mass at 9pm and a further Mass service as the clock strikes midnight to usher in Christmas Day.
Saint Georges Church
44 Minden Road, 248816
Carols and Holy Communion on 24 December 2014 at 11.15pm
An international Anglican Church in leafy Dempsey, St George’s is a popular choice for Midnight Mass among expats, so head along early. They also host lovely carol services.
St Peter’s Church
1 Tavistock Avenue, 555104
Christmas Eve service on 24 December 2014 at 10.30pm
St Peter’s is an Anglican Church serving the Serangoon Gardens community. Their evening mass service on Christmas Eve will begin at 10.30pm and includes carol singing by choir!
St Andrew’s Cathedral
11 St Andrew’s Road, 178959
Midnight Eucharist in the Nave and Cathedral New Sanctuary at 11pm on 24 December 2014
This beautiful Cathedral, founded on a site reserved by Sir Stamford Raffles in 1823 for Singapore’s first Anglican Church, has a full festive line-up planned for Christmas Eve, with an open air carols performance and Christmas story from 6.30-9.30pm, Midnight Mass at 11pm, and a food fair earlier in the day from 2pm.
Church of the Sacred Heart
111 Tank Road, 238069
Midnight Mass at 11.30pm on 24 December 2014
One of the oldest parishes in Singapore’s Archdiocese, this Catholic Church across from Fort Canning Park will be joining in with a special midnight service on Christmas Eve.
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