Please join us at our Christingle Service

Sunday 9th December 4pm

Celebrate hope
Make children’s voices heard.
 
We would love for you, your friends and family to join us at our
Christingle celebration so we can help to support vulnerable children. Supporting the work of the Children’s Society
 
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What is Christingle?
 
Christingle is a celebratory event which takes place in thousands of churches and schools across the country Although each church and school celebrates Christingle in its own way, the spirit of Christingle remains the same: coming together as a community to celebrate, whilst helping children who are in desperate need of support. By taking part in Christingle this year, you too can enjoy the warmth and vibrancy of this wonderful celebration and play a key part in transforming the lives of thousands of children.  
 
 
Join in with Christingle
 
Christingle celebrations have been taking place all over the country for the past 47 years. In that time, Christingle has grown to become an incredibly popular event, embraced by people from all areas of society.  Most Christingle celebrations include songs, prayers and performances, as well as a collection to help support our work here at The Children’s Society, so that we can keep working with some of the country’s most disadvantaged children. The highlight of most Christingle celebrations usually involves the lighting of the Christingle candles under dimmed lights – a moment filled with awe and wonder for children and adults alike.   
 
 
The meaning of Christingle
 
Christingles are also a great way to teach children the story of the gospel and its significance to Christians.
 
The orange represents the world.
 
The red ribbon indicates the love and blood of Christ.
 
The dried fruits and sweets are symbols of God’s creations. For many people, they also represent the four seasons.
 
The lit candle symbolises Jesus, the light of the world, who brings hope to people living in darkness.