Despite the snowy conditions, we had a lovely Christingle service on the morning of December 11th. If you’d still like to donate to the Children’s Society, you can follow the Children’s Society Link at the foot of this page, or there will be a retiring collection at the Carol Service on Christmas Eve for the Children’s Society.
Here’s a reminder of what Christingle is all about:
Christingles are made using oranges and a few other bits. During the service, each person will be given a Christingle and the candles are all lit to create a warm, magical glow symbolising the light of Christ and bringing hope to people living in darkness.
Each element of a Christingle has a special meaning and helps to tell the Christian story:
- The orange represents the world
- The red ribbon (or tape) symbolises the love and blood of Christ
- The sweets and dried fruit represent all of God’s creations
- The lit candle represents Jesus’s light in the world, bringing hope to people living in darkness.
Our Christingle service is one of hundreds of similar services taking place in churches, schools and communities all over the country to raise money for the Childre’s Society. The collection at our service will go directly to The Children’s Society.
To find out more about Christingle and the Children’s Society click the logo.