Christingle Service

Nov 26, 2019 -- Posted by : Tina.Lightfoot

We will be holding our annual Christingle service this coming Sunday 1st December at 4pm.

Christingle is a candle-lit, festive celebration that’s perfect for bringing families and communities together

Christingle characters together

The celebration is named after the Christingles that are lit during the celebration. Christingles are made from an orange decorated with red tape, sweets and a candle. They have been part of the Children's Society's history for the last 50 years and all the proceeds from our Christingle will go to support children and young people in the darkest situations imaginable.

What does a Christingle represent?

  • The candle stands tall and straight and gives light in the dark like the love of God.
  • The red ribbon goes all around the 'world' and is a symbol of the blood Jesus shed when he died for us. 
  • The four sticks point in all directions and symbolise North, South, East and West - they also represent the four seasons.
  • The fruit and sweets represent the fruits of the earth, nurtured by the sunshine and the rain.




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