Over 50 years ago, John Pensom of The Children’s Society first introduced the Christingle Service to the Church of England as a symbol of Christ’s light and love.

It is an opportunity for children and adults of all ages have come together to celebrate Christingle. Together we light Christingle candles, celebrate Christmas and raise money to help vulnerable children in our communities who are living with serious problems.

Our Service will take place on Sunday 5th December 2021 at 10:00am and don’t forget to come dressed as an Angel or a Shepherd and join in the fun.

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.

Christingle celebrations have raised millions of pounds to support our life-changing work with children and young people. The money you raise can help connect them to our services and rekindle the hope they deserve.

There is a fundraising page on the children’s society website, and you might what to sign up to it and add something at the end that people can donate. Here is the link:

If you would like to join in and display a Christingle in your window or on your wall, please find a picture for your to print and colour:

Christingale Candle

Christingle Colouring 2