Our December Family Service is our annual Christingle celebration.
Christingles are made using oranges and a few other things. 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. The collection at our service will go directly to The Children’s Society.
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.
Everyone is welcome – just turn up for refreshments at 11:00 and the service begins at about 11:15.