Full list of Christmas church services in Portsmouth, Gosport, Havant, Fareham and Hayling Island

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Christmas is a time when Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus. 

So as well as Santa, presents and turkey dinner a big part of the holiday involves going to a church service or mass - either on Christmas Eve or Christmas day. 

nativity scene

nativity scene

Here is the full list of Christmas services/ masses in our area this Christmas: 

Portsmouth

City Life Church

Tangier Rd, Portsmouth PO3 6JH

Christmas Day service: December 25 at 10am.

The Church of The Holy Spirit

Fawcett Rd, Portsmouth, Southsea PO4 0DY

Christmas services: Christmas Eve Midnight mass at 11.30pm on December 24, Nativity of the Lord Mass at 10am on December 25.

St Jude's Church

Kent Rd, Portsmouth, Southsea PO5 3EL

Chirstmas services: Crib service at 4pm on December 24, Midnight service at 11.15pm on December 24 and Christmas Day service at 10.30am on December 25.

St Luke & St Peter's Church

Greetham St, Portsmouth, Southsea PO5 4LH

Christmas services: Let it snow children service at 4pm on December 24, Midnight Communion Service at 11pm on December 24 and Christmas Day Family Communion at 10am on December 25

St Margaret's Community Church

Highland Rd, Portsmouth, Southsea PO4 9DD

Christmas service: Christmas Day service at 10.30am on December 25.

St Simon's Church

Waverley Rd, Portsmouth, Southsea PO5 2PW

Christmas services: Crib service at 4pm on December 24, Midnight Communion at 11.30pm on December 24 and Christmas Day Family Service at 10.30am on December 25.

Portsmouth Cathedral

High St, Portsmouth PO1 2HA

Christmas services: Crib service at 2.30pm and 4pm on December 24, Midnight eucharist at 11.30pm on December 24, Holy Communion at 8am on December 25 and Eucharist for Christmas Day at 10.30am on December 25.

Cosham Baptist Church

48 Havant Rd, Portsmouth PO6 2QZ

Christmas services: Crib service at 4.30pm on December 24, Late night service at 11pm on December 24 and Christmas Day praise at 10am on December 25.

North End Baptist Church

195 Powerscourt Rd, Portsmouth PO2 7JH

Christmas services: Christingle at 4pm on December 24 and Christmas Day service at 10am on December 25.

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MATTHEW MOHAN-HICKSON

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Published: 11:35Saturday 15 December 2018

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Father Christmas and his elves will be hard at work in the North Pole preparing for the big day. 

With Christmas just over a week away, it is safe to say they will be extremely busy as they get ready in time for Santa and his Reindeer to travel the globe and deliver presents to children (and big kids) all over the world. 

Here's how to track Santa's journey this Christmas. Picture: Andrew Littlewood

Toys will be made while the naughty and nice list will be checked twice. 

And once again you will be able to track Santa's progress delivering his presents on Christmas Eve. 

Here’s how you can track Father Christmas this year: 

Norad’s Santa Tracker

The North American Aerospace Defence Command (Norad) have been track Santa’s journey on Christmas Eve for over 60 years. 

Norad first started to track Santa in December 1955, following his journey as he leaves the North Pole and travels around the globe. 

READ MORE: Here's how to track Santa’s journey around the world this Christmas

Copner Methadist Church

Copnor Mission Centre, Copnor Road, Portsmouth, PO3 5BT

Christmas service: 10.30am on December 25.

Portsmouth Methodist Church (Eastney Centre)

Highland Road, Portsmouth, PO4 9NJ

Christmas service: Christmas family service at 10.30am on December 25.

Our Lady of Lourdes' Church

47 Minstead Rd, Portsmouth, Southsea PO4 9JP

Christmas service: Christmas Eve Mass at 8pm on December 24.

St Swithun's Church

105 Waverley Rd, Portsmouth, Southsea PO5 2PL

Christmas service: Family's Christmas Eve Mass at 6pm on December 24, Christmas Midnight Mass at 10pm on December 24, Christmas Midnight Mass in Polish midnight on December 25, Christmas Morning Mass at 8.30am on December 25, Christmas Mass at 10.15am on December 25 and Christmas Mass in Polish at noon on December 25.

St John's Catholic Church

Bishop Crispian Way, Portsmouth PO1 3HQ

Christmas services: Vigil Mass at 6pm on December 24, Midnight Mass at midnight December 25, Christmas Mass in Latin at 8am on December 25 and Christmas Mass (English) at 10am.

St Joseph's Church

Tangier Road, Portsmouth, PO3 6JH

Christmas services: Christmas Eve mass at 6pm on December 24 and Christmas mass at 10am on December 25.

Corpus Christi Church

Gladys Avenue, Portsmouth, PO2 9AX

Christmas services: Midnight Mass at 10pm on December 24 and Christmas mass at 11.15am on December 25.

Eastney Evangelical Church

4 Methuen Rd, Portsmouth, Southsea PO4 9HH

Christmas service: Christmas Day service at 10.30am on December 25.

Gosport

Holy Trinity Church

Trinity Green, Gosport PO12 1HL

Christmas services: Midnight Mass at 11.30pm on December 24 and Christmas Communion with Carols at 10am on December 25.

Christ's Church

Stoke Rd, Gosport PO12 1JQ

Christmas services: Midnight Mass at 11.30pm on December 24, Holy Communion at 8am on December 25 and Christmas service with Carols at 11am on December 25.

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St Mary's Church

32 High St, Gosport PO12 1DF

Christmas services: Carol Service at 7.30pm on December 24, Children's Mass at 8pm on December 24, Solemn High Latin Mass at midnight on December 25, Holy Mass at 10.30am on December 25 and Latin Mass at 5pm on December 25.

St Columba's Church

Fisher Rd, Gosport PO13 0JJ

Christmas services: Latin Mass at 10am on December 24, Holy Mass at 9am on December 25.

Family Church Gosport

Brune Park Community School, Military Rd, Gosport PO12 3BU

Christmas service: Christmas Day Family Service at 10.30am on December 25.

Gosport United Reformed Church, St Columba's

Elson Road, Gosport PO12 4BW

Christmas services: Christmas Eve Carol Service on December 24, Christmas Day Service on December 25 - church contact number (02392) 420220 as times not confirmed online.

Saint John's Church

133-141 Forton Rd, Gosport PO12 4TQ

Christmas services: Crib service at 12.30pm on December 24, Midnight Mass at 11.30pm on December 24 and Christmas Day mass at 10am on December 25.

Alverstoke Evangelical Church

Bay House School, Gomer Ln, Gosport PO12 2QP

Christmas service: Christmas Day service at 10.15am on December 25.

St Matthews Church

Wych Lane, Gosport PO13 0N

Christmas service: Said Mass at 9.15am on December 25.

St. Mary the Virgin Church

Rowner Lane, Gosport, PO13 9SU

Christmas services: Crib service at 4pm on December 24, Midnight Mass at 11.30pm on December 24, Christmas Day Parish Mass at 10am on December 25.

Fareham

Holy Trinity Church

132 West St, Fareham PO16 0EL

Christmas services: Crib service at 3pm on December 24, Midnight Communion at 11.30pm on December 24 and Christmas Day Family Service with Holy Communion at 9.30am.

St Columba Church

Hillson Drive, Fareham, PO15 6PF

Christmas services: Midnight Communion at 11.30pm on December 24 and Christmas Day Holy Communion at 9.30am

St John the Evangelist Church

1A Upper St, Michael's Grove, Fareham PO14 1DN

Christmas services: Midnight Communion at 11.30pm on December 24  and Christmas Day service at 10am on December 25.

Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church

Osborn Rd, Fareham PO16 7DR

Christmas services:  Crib Service at 4.30pm on December 24, Midnight Mass of the Holy Nativity at 10.30pm on December 24 and Christmas Day Mass at 10am on December 25.

Fareham Methodist Church

King's Rd, Fareham PO16 0NU

Christmas services: Christmas Eve Communion Service at 11.15am on December 24. and Christmas Day service at 10am on December 25.

Fareham URC Church

18 Osborn Rd S, Fareham PO16 7DG

Christmas services: Service of Holy Communion for Christmas Eve at 11.30pm on December 24 and Christmas Day service at 10am on December 25 - joint service at Fareham Methodist Church.

Holy Rood Church

Gosport Rd, Fareham PO14 2AS

Christmas services: Midnight Holy Communion at 11pm on December 24 and Christmas Day family service at 10am on December 25.

St. Edmund’s Church

Lychgate Green, Stubbington, Fareham, PO14 3HA

Christmas services: Nativity service at 4pm and 6pm on December 24 and Holy Communion with Carols at 8am on December 25.

Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

Bells Lane, Fareham PO14 2PL

Christmas services: Christmas Eve mass at 5pm and 11pm on December 24 and Christmas Day service at 10am on December 25

Lee-on-the Solent

St John the Evangelist

South Place, Lee-on-the-Solent, PO13 9AD

Christmas service: Christmas Day service at 8am on December 25.

St Faith's Church

Victoria Square, Lee-on-the-Solent PO13 9NF

Christmas services: Crib Service at 3pm on December 24, Midnight Mass at 11pm on December 24, Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion at 8am on December 25 and Family Christmas Celebration at 10am on December 25.

Havant

St Faith's Church

West Street, Havant, PO9 1EH

Christmas services:  Midnight Mass at 11.30pm on December 24 and Christmas Day Family Communion at 9.30am on December 25

Havant URC Church

37 North St, Havant PO9 1PP

Christmas services: Crib Service at 4pm on December 24 and Christmas worship at 10am on December 25.

St Thomas' Church

Bidbury Ln, Havant PO9 3JG

Christmas services:  Midnight Communion at 11.30pm on December 24, Holy Communion at 8am on December 25 and All Age Celebration at 10am on December 25.

St Nicholas' Church

St Nicholas Church, Belmont Grove, Havant PO9 3PU

Christmas services: Nativity Crib Service at 4pm on December 24.

Waterlooville

St George’s Church

St George's Walk, Waterlooville, PO7 7EH

Christmas services: Christingle Service for families at 5pm on December 24, Midnight Mass at 11.30pm on December 24, Said Eucharist at 8am on December 25 and Family Eucharist at 10am on December 25.

Sacred Heart of Jesus and St. Peter the Apostle

356 London Rd, Waterlooville PO7 7SR

Christmas services: Children’s Mass with Crib making and Blessing at 4pm on December 24, Mass with Carols at 8pm on December 24, Midnight Mass at 11.20pm on December 24 and  Masses for the Nativity of the Lord at 8.30am and 10.30am on December 25.

Waterlooville Baptist Church

368 London Rd, Waterlooville PO7 7SY

Christmas services: Christingle Service at 4pm on December 24 and Christmas Day Service at 10.30am on December 25.

St Wilfrid’s Church

Padnell Rd, Waterlooville PO8 8DZ

Christmas services: Crib Service at 3pm on December 24, Midnight Communion at 11pm on December 24, Christmas Praise at 10am on December 25.

Cowplain Evangelical Church

Durley Ave, Cowplain, Waterlooville PO8 8XA

Christmas services: Christmas Eve Carols by Candlelight at 5.30pm on December 24 and Christmas Morning Celebration at 10am on December 25.

Church of the Good Shepherd

Crookhorn Ln, Widley, Waterlooville PO7 5QB

Christmas services: Midnight communion at 11pm on December 24 and Family communion at 10am on December 25.

St John's Church Purbrook

40 London Rd, Purbrook, Waterlooville PO7 5LJ

Christmas services: Cribs ervice at 4pm on December 24, Midnight communion at 11.30pm on December 24 and Celebration of Christmas at 10am on December 25.

Hayling Island

Hayling Island Baptist Church

Southwood Rd, Hayling Island PO11 9QD

Christmas service: Christmas Day Service at 10.30am on December 25.

South Hayling United Reformed Church

Hollow Lane, Hayling Island PO11 9EY

Christmas services: Christmas Eve Carol Service by Candlelight at 6pm on December 24 and Family Service for Christmas Day at 10am on December 25.