All-Age Advent Service with Christingles

Christingle 2020

at St John’s School

Because of the pandemic, we have been unable to hold our annual Christingle service in church this year. This service in aid of the Children’s Society  – is a hit for young and not-so-young alike.  However there was some Christingle-making activity up at our local St John’s Primary School, led via Zoom by Canon Judy Anderson, our Licensed Lay Minister.

The Christingle service dates back to 1747 when a German bishop was looking for a simple way of explaining the importance of Jesus Christ in our world.   All those attending will be given a Christingle consisting of a decorated orange. The orange represents the world; the red ribbon around it signifies the love and blood of Christ. The dried fruits are symbols of God’s creation and the lighted candle, Jesus and his love of the world in bringing hope to all.