Christmas Eve Day Services at Old Stone Church

WOOLWICH TWP. — If you want to enjoy a nostalgic experience to savor your Christmas Eve Day, then plan to come out to the Old Stone Church on Dec. 24 at 3 p.m. Celebrating its 229th year, the service will be back in the church again after being only virtual the last two years.

Come gather with neighbors and friends for this historic service as you experience a Christmas Eve service in the ancient brownstone building, lit only by kerosene lamps and candlelight. Heat will be minimal so please come bundled up. Note that based on large attendance in recent years, seating will need to be limited for the comfort of all. Parking is only along Stone Meeting House Road. There is no on-site parking.

Listen to the message and sing carols as you watch the organist pump the old organ. Then help to brighten up the church in the closing candlelight ceremony as you sing “Silent Night” while you light your neighbor’s candle.

Due to a relatively large amount of people in a small area, the wearing of masks is encouraged. The Old Stone Church is located at the intersection of Stone Meeting House and Oak Grove Road in Woolwich Township, only one mile north of Route 322 on Oak Grove Road.

The Old Stone Church is maintained by the Bethesda United Methodist Church (BUMC) in Swedesboro and donations go to maintenance of the building, cemetery and grounds.  For further information call the BUMC office at 856-467-0127.

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