Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Churches offer free Christmas Day lunch

About 100 people attended last year's Christmas Day lunch in
the New Norfolk War Memorial Hall.
A FREE Christmas lunch will be available at the New Norfolk War Memorial Hall, on Christmas Day tomorrow. The lunch is provided by the churches of New Norfolk, particularly for those who may be on their own at Christmas.

The event started about 30 years ago involving about 10 people from three families who were new to the area. It grew into a community event held in the hall at St Matthew's Church, offering food and fellowship for people who might otherwise have been alone at Christmas.

Now held in the War Memorial Hall in Circle St, lunch starts at noon and the theme is "bring a friend or come and make a friend." The two-course meal is provided free of charge although donations are welcome. Carols are sung from 2-3pm.

Bookings are appreciated - to help with catering - but not essential. For special dietary requirements, more information, or to request transport, phone Gillian on 0429 611 528 or Tim on 0408 003 635.

What else is on this Christmas?


  • Christmas Eve: Santa's House open, 18a High St, New Norfolk, 10am-2pm.
  • Christmas Eve: Lachlan Fire Brigade lolly run. Touring the roads of Lachlan, 10am-3pm. 
  • Christmas Eve: New Norfolk Fire Brigade lolly run. Touring the streets of New Norfolk, 1-5pm. Scheduled Santa Stops at Tynwald Park at 1.10pm; Ellis Dean Reserve skate park at 1.50pm; PCYC/Sports Centre at 3.20pm; Benjamin Tce bike track at 3.50pm; and Magra Fire Station at 4.10pm.
  • Christmas Eve: Nativity and carols, St Andrew's Anglican Church, Ellendale, 6.30pm.
  • Christmas Eve: St Peter's Catholic Church, Hillside Crescent, New Norfolk, Family Mass at 6pm; Midnight Mass at 9pm.
  • Christmas Eve: Christmas Eucharist, St Matthew's Anglican Church, Bathurst St, New Norfolk, 10.30pm.
  • Christmas Day: Christmas family eucharist, St Matthew's Anglican Church, Bathurst St, New Norfolk, 9.30am.
  • Christmas Day: Christmas Day service, St John's Anglican Church, Ouse, 10am.
  • Christmas Day: Christmas Day Mass, St Colman's Catholic Church, Ellendale, 11.30am.
  • Christmas Day: Mt Field National Park open, 9am-5pm (cafe open noon-2pm).
  • Christmas Day: Free Christmas lunch at the War Memorial Hall, Circle St, New Norfolk. Noon-3pm. For more information, to request transport or to make a booking (to assist with catering) phone  0418 729 391.
  • Boxing Day: Mt Field National Park open, 9am-5pm.

  • Season's greetings to all readers of the New Norfolk News.

    See the 2019 New Norfolk Christmas Parade gallery here. 

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