Christmas Services, Hanukkah Celebration Announced

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — Heading out to midnight Mass on Christmas Eve? Here’s a look at local places of worship offering Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services in Portsmouth. 

The following places of worship are listed in no particular order. 

Place of Worship Address Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24 Christmas Day, Sunday, Dec. 25
St Mary’s Episcopal Church


324 East Main Road 4 p.m. – Children’s Pageant and Holy Eucharist in the chapel


6 p.m. – Holy Eucharist in the church with choir and cello (carols begin at 5:30 pm)


9 p.m. – Holy Eucharist in the church with organ and harp (carols begin at 8:30 pm)

9 a.m. – Holy Eucharist
St. Barnabas Church 1697 East Main Road 4 p.m. – Pageant with Mass – upstairs

4 p.m. – Service

6:30 p.m. – Service

10 p.m. – Service

10 a.m. – Service
Portsmouth United Methodist 2732 East Main Road 5:30 p.m. – Children’s Service                                 


7:30 p.m. – Family Candlelight Service                    


10:30 p.m. – Communion Candlelight Service            

9 a.m. – Christmas Day Service
Portsmouth Evangelical Friends Church 11 Middle Road 5 p.m. – Christmas Eve Service


10:30 a.m. – Christmas worship
King’s Grant Fellowship 1000 West Main Road   10 a.m. – Christmas Day Service


St. Anthony’s Church 2836 East Main Road 4:30 p.m. – Living Nativity


10 p.m. – Mass

9 a.m. – Mass


Portsmouth Abbey 285 Cory’s Lane 12 a.m. – Midnight Mass (technically Dec. 25) 8 a.m. – Service


9:30 a.m. – Service

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 2679 East Main Road 5 p.m. – Christmas service (4:45 p.m. for carols) 9 a.m. – Christmas Day service
Did we miss a place of worship? Tell us in the comment section or email


Hanukkah begins on Saturday, Dec. 24, at sundown. Temple Shalom, located at 223 Valley Road, Middletown, plans to hold a Hanukkah celebration on Friday, Dec. 30, starting at 5 p.m. 

For tickets and more information, visit the Temple Shalom Facebook page here

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