Christingle Service

All Saints' Church 

7th Feb 2017

Christingle is a celebratory event that takes place in thousands of churches and schools across the country, in many cases raising funds for The Children's Society so that they can continue their work supporting young people. The Church was full of parents, families, governors and the wider community who looked on with pride as Faldingworth pupils performed poems, songs and plays. The congregational songs and hymns were really uplifting and there was a lovely atmosphere in Church. Thank you to Rev. Dixon for leading the service and for the prayers at the end.

Dragon Class organised a collection for The Children's Society. They made some candle shaped purses and sent them home asking for families to help. The purses were presented in Church on the day of the service. We raised £51. Thank you from all the Dragon Class pupils.

Pupils pepared their christingles the day before the service which reminded them of the symbolism of the Christingle.

The symbolism of Christingle

Each piece of the Christingle holds special symbolism to help children understand  the importance of Jesus and the Gospel, and its relevance at Christmas time.  

  • 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