With nearly thirty churches of varying denominations dotting the North Fork landscape, there is a house of worship for everyone to celebrate the holidays this Christmas.
The North Fork's various churches will open their doors on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day for holiday worship. The following is a small sample.
1. Cutchogue Presbyterian Church, Cutchogue
The Cutchogue Presbyterian Church will hold a Christmas Eve candlelight service at 5 p.m. on Monday. They will also holiday a Christmas worship service at 11 a.m. on Tuesday. The Cutchogue Presbyterian Church is located at 27150 Route 25 in Cutchogue.
2. Saint Agnes Roman Catholic Church, Greenport
The Saint Agnes Roman Catholic Church will hold its annual Christmas pageant on Monday which will coincide with a Christmas Eve Mass. Mass will also be held at 4 p.m. and a Spanish-language Christmas Eve Mass will be held at 8 p.m. A midnight mass will be held on Tuesday as well as an 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Christmas Day Mass. The Saint Agnes Roman Catholic Church is located at 523 Front Street in Greenport.
3. Church of the Redeemer, Mattituck
The Church of the Redeemer will hold a family Eucharist on Monday at 4 p.m., featuring carols and a homily for young people. A traditional Christmas festal Eucharist will be held at 9 p.m. and a Christmas Day Eucharist will be held at 9 a.m. on Tuesday. The Church of the Redeemer is located at 13225 Sound Avenue, in Mattituck.
4. Orient Congregational Church, Orient
The Orient Congregational Church will hold its annual Christmas Eve pageant and candlelight service on Monday at 4 p.m. The Orient Congregational Church is located at 23045 Route 25 in Orient.
5. First Universalist Church, Southold
The First Universalist Church of Southold will hold a candlelight service on Monday at 6 p.m. The First Universalist Church is located at 51900 Route 25 in Southold.
6. St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Southold
St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church will hold a family Mass on Monday at 4 p.m. and a traditional Christmas Eve Mass at 8 p.m. On Tuesday, the church will hold a Christmas Day Mass at 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., as well as a Folk Mass at 10 a.m. St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church is located at 52125 Route 25, in Southold.
7. Advent Lutheran Church, Mattituck
The Advent Lutheran Church will hold a Christmas Eve candlelight communion festival at 7:30 p.m. on Monday. On Tuesday, the church will hold a Christmas Day Eucharist, at 10 a.m. The Advent Lutheran Church is located at 200 Legion Avenue, Mattituck.
8. Church of the Holy Trinity, Greenport
The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal church, will hold a Candlelight Eucharist of Christmas on Monday at 5 p.m. The Church of the Holy Trinity is located at 768 Main Street in Greenport.
9. Mattituck Presbyterian Church, Mattituck
The Mattituck Presbyterian Church will hold Christmas Eve candlelight worship services on Monday, at 4, 7 and 10 p.m. The Mattituck Presbyterian Church is located at 12605 Route 25 in Mattituck.
10. Southold United Methodist Church
The Southold United Methodist Church will hold a service of lessons and carols on Monday at 7 p.m. The Southold United Methodist Church is located at 54020 Route 25 in Southold.
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