Upcoming Stable Events


T150 Pacific Festival Parade

Stable on the Strand is participating in the T150 Pacific Festival Parade.

The parade forms up from 9.30am at Anzac Park; begins at 11.00am; and finishes at Jezzine Barracks around 1.30pm.

We would love to have a cast of thousands to represent us.

Please call Robyn on 0427 746 693 to sign-up or email

We hope you can join us!


Stable 2016 Trivia Night Fundraiser

5pm till 9pm
Trivia Rounds begin at 6pm
Northreach Baptist Church

Individual Ticket: $10
Table of 8 Ticket: $80
Children 12 and under free

Prizes for Trivia Rounds, Overall Winner, and Best Dressed Table (Christmas). Sausage Sizzle, Drinks, Snacks available for purchase.

Click here to book your Tickets.

Stable on the Strand News

Sunday 5 June: We need your help!

Are you able to give up your regular commitments on Sunday morning to be a Bethlehem Character with Stable on the Strand in the T150 Pacific Festival Parade?

Stable on the Strand […]

How You can Help Stable on the Strand

  1. Budget now for your donation for Stable 2016.
    Stable on the Strand relies on the generosity of our supporters to stage the event each year – churches, individuals, businesses & government. Without you […]

Christmas in July Trivia Night Fundraiser

You are invited to the Stable 2016 Christmas in July Trivia Night Fundraiser

5pm till 9pm
Trivia Rounds begin at 6pm
Northreach Baptist Church

Individual Ticket: $10
Table of 8 […]

Stable on the Strand is about …

  1. Celebrating the birth of Christ with the Townsville community, engaging families and children in the Christmas Story of the birth of Jesus.
  2. Investing in our city and community for the long term. It’s our 15th birthday […]

Thank You from Stable’s President, Ian Stephens

2 March 2016

Dear Stable on the Strand 2015 Volunteers,

It doesn’t seem like 10 weeks ago we were packing up Stable on the Strand 2015. […]

Thank You Townsville!

Thank you Townsville for a superb Stable on the Strand 2015. Congratulations on what many are saying was “the best Stable ever”! A big “THANK YOU!” to everyone involved. […]


Stable 2015 Archive

To everyone at this venue: It has been so interesting especially the entertainment from the stage.
We have had such a wonderful time. Thank you so much. ~ Helen & Peter

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 2016 Sponsors


Combined Churches          Townsville City Council


Calvary Christian College


Advantage-Signs  CPSA01  Ede Events

SalvationArmy3  YWAM


Live FM  SCA01

Townsville Bulletin


DakTech    Grace Law Solicitors    PakMag    Regional Certification Group


BM Webb    GoughPlastics    Hastings Printers    JD Technical