Stable on the Strand

18 – 22 December, 2015

5:30pm to 9:30pm

Strand Park, The Strand, Townsville



Townsville City Council

Stable on the Strand 2015

For five days before Christmas, Townsville’s major ocean-front area, Strand Park, is transformed into the historic town of Bethlehem.
Here you can interact with Roman soldiers, traditional craftspeople, livestock, shepherds and sheep, wise men and their camels and, of course, Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus.

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Stable on the Strand News

Bible Storytelling Workshops


December Workshop
Stable on the Strand Bible Story Crafting & Telling
Monday 7 – Friday 11 December 2015

Learn how to craft a Bible story, share the story,
and teach others the story.

Great for sharing Bible stories at church, in small groups, during worship, in RE classes, at Stable, as well as in everyday life!

15 hours of really useful teaching. Normally $150. Stable Workshop: $15

5.30pm for 6pm – 9pm
Mt Louisa House of Praise
Cost: $15 includes all materials, light dinner, & supper.
Childminding available at no cost (bookings required).

Register NOW!

Call 0411 756 273
or email admin@stableonthestrand.com.au

Presented by Stable on the Strand.
Workshop Presenter: Josh Bartlett from Wycliffe Bible Translators.

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Happy Sunday everyone!

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Busy weekend!

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Stable 2015 Flyers & Posters

Our flyers and posters have arrived! A5 flyers, A4 posters, A3 posters.

Great to share with friends and neighbours, or request to be placed in shop windows.

Order yours now by […]

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Stable Banners

If you have a suitable place  to display a Stable banner please call Richard on 0407 231 690.

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Donations Update – Can you help?

Stable 2015 is still in need of donations for this year’s event. Are you able to help?
Amount committed as at 23 Nov 2015 = $183,500

Click to donate now! ‪#‎Stable15‬

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Christ is Born!

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Volunteer for Stable 2015 TODAY!

Come and be part of this unique and amazing opportunity that is Stable on the Strand and bless the City of Townsville.

Click to Volunteer now!

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Test & Tag

All electrical equipment used at Stable must be tested and tagged prior to use on site.
Free testing & tagging for Stable
Saturday 28 November
8am – 12noon
Mt Louisa House of Praise
485 Bayswater Rd, Mount […]

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Stable 2015 Working Bee

Our large cotton reels & some other items are in need of some TLC.
Saturday 28 November
8am – 12noon

If you are interested please book in
by calling Paul Compton on 0409 576 638
(same date as […]

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Join the Stable Flash Mob!

This year we will be performing a medley of carols.
Sign-up on our Volunteer Registration Site … or turn up to the first rehearsal.

Please note date changes
Sunday 29 […]

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Christmas Cakes

Stable on the Strand needs lots of Christmas Cake to serve in our Hospitality areas.

Are you able to make some fruit cakes and donate them to Stable?

Please deliver to […]


The Birth of Jesus

Luke Chapter 2

About that time Caesar Augustus ordered a census to be taken throughout the Empire. This was the first census when Quirinius was governor of Syria. Everyone had to travel to his own ancestral hometown to be accounted for. So Joseph went from the Galilean town of Nazareth up to Bethlehem in Judah, David’s town, for the census. As a descendant of David, he had to go there. He went with Mary, his fiancée, who was pregnant. While they were there, the time came for her to give birth. She gave birth to a son, her firstborn. She wrapped him in a blanket and laid him in a manger, because there was no room in the hostel.

There were shepherds camping in the neighbourhood. They had set night watches over their sheep. Suddenly, God’s angel stood among them and God’s glory blazed around them. They were terrified. The angel said, “Don’t be afraid. I’m here to announce a great and joyful event that is meant for everybody, worldwide: A Saviour has just been born in David’s town, a Saviour who is Messiah and Master. This is what you’re to look for: a baby wrapped in a blanket and lying in a manger.”

At once the angel was joined by a huge angelic choir singing God’s praises:

Glory to God in the heavenly heights,
Peace to all men and women on earth who please him.

As the angel choir withdrew into heaven, the shepherds talked it over. “Let’s get over to Bethlehem as fast as we can and see for ourselves what God has revealed to us.” They left, running, and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in the manger. Seeing was believing. They told everyone they met what the angels had said about this child. All who heard the shepherds were impressed.

Mary kept all these things to herself, holding them dear, deep within herself. The shepherds returned and let loose, glorifying and praising God for everything they had heard and seen. It turned out exactly the way they’d been told!

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:6

Stable 2015 Sponsors


Combined Churches          Townsville City Council


Calvary Christian College          Mater Hospital


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CastleTown  SalvationArmy3  YWAM


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Townsville Bulletin

SILVER SPONSORS    Catholic Education Office    DakTech    Grace Law Solicitors    Honeycombes Property Group    Morleys Funerals
PakMag    Regional Certification Group

BRONZE SPONSORS    7 Natural Physicians    ATCO Structures & Logistics    Belgian Gardens State School    BM Webb    CHEP
Doo Town    DPM Water    Energy Power Systems Aust    Fuji Xerox Business Centre Townsville    Gough Plastics
Harold’s Seafood on the Strand    Hastings Printers    Inspirations Paint    JD Technical    Jessups    Launch Zone    Livingstone Automotive
Loloma Jewellers    NTP Forklifts    Nu-edge Solutions Australia    Scripture Union QLD    Sk8way    The Cathedral School
TNG Constructions Pty Ltd    Tropic Petroleum    Tropical Ice    Vastcom    Weinheimers Baling Service    William Talbot Ophthalmologist