St Enoch’s Presbyterian Church in Alexandra is one of several churches in Central Otago hosting Christmas services and celebrations this season.
The parish has a busy Christmas season under way – decorated Christmas trees are on display in St Enoch’s daily from 2pm to 6pm until Christmas Eve; a Christmas service will be held at St Enoch’s that evening at 6pm; and the parish is hosting the Alexandra Community Christmas Dinner at St Enoch’s at noon on Christmas Day.
Reverend Andrew Howley said the main wish he had for people this Christmas was that they took time to acknowledge the year that had passed “with gratitude, and spend quality time with those you care about and love. You don’t have to spend a dollar to have a good Christmas. Keep it simple.”