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Christingle services are held in churches, usually between Advent and Candlemas. It is an excellent opportunity for people of all ages to join in, using oranges to create visible symbols of the Christian message.

The origins stem from a 1747 service held on Christmas Eve, when conducting an informal service in Germany, the Bishop gave each child a lighted candle, tied with a red ribbon in memory of the
Saviour's coming..

Our modern Christingle consists of:-

an orange------representing the world.

a red ribbon, tied around the orange----representing the blood of Jesus.

fruits & sweets, skewered on four cocktail sticks that are pushed into the orange---representing God's good gifts of the four seasons.

a lighted candle, pushed into the centre of the candle---representing Christ, the light of the world.

St Andrews

Do join us with your children at 4.30pm on Christmas Eve at St. Andrews

Other services over the Christmas period are-

Christmas Eve — The First Communion of Christmas at 11.30 p.m

Christmas Day — Holy Communion at 8.00 a.m

Christmas Day — Family Communion at 09.30 a.m. at St Peter's

Christmas Day — Family Communion at 10.00 a.m at St Andrew's.

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