Christingle – Family Service, December 11th at 11:00am

Christingle is one of the highlights of our year at St. Leonard’s

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.
So come and join us on December 11th at our Family Service. We gather at 11:00 for an 11:15 start, and the service lasts for 30-45 minutes.  All are welcome of any and every age.

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.