Christingle Celebration


Today, on Friday 15th December, the children in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and 2 celebrated Christingle in school.

This advent celebration is named after the Christingles that are lit during the ceremony. Christingles are oranges wrapped in red tape, decorated with dried fruit and sweets (on four cocktail sticks), with a candle on the top. Each of these things relate to a special symbol:

 · The orange represents the world

· The red ribbon (or tape) symbolises the love and blood of Christ

· The sweets and fruit represent all of God’s gifts of creation

· The sticks represent the four seasons or the four compass points

· The lit candle represents Jesus’ light in the world, bringing hope to those living in darkness

The Christingles were made by the children in class, then lit at the service to spread a magical glow around everyone. The children listened to stories of Jesus’ birth and sang songs to celebrate this wonderful season. The singing was amazing, the behaviour was impeccable and it was a joyous occasion enjoyed by all.

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