As part of preparations for Christmas we were able to return into church to celebrate Christinlge after 9 months away. As you can see in these pictures it was a wonderful occasion when children and staff came together, tweo classes at a time, to reflect on the importance of this special Advent celebration.
The Christingle celebration was led by Reverend Christine and Reverend Josie and focussed on what each element of a Christingle represents
- The orange represents the world
- The red ribbon or tape symbolises the love and blood of Chris
- The sweets and dried fruit represents all God’s creations
- The lit candle represents Jesus as the light of the world, bringing hpe to people living in darkness.
The children joined in with s special Christingle poem, listened to the story of Blind Bartimaeus (Mark Chapter 10 verses 46 to 52) and helped to lead the prayers.
‘Father God, we thank you that you sent your Son Je of Jesus Christ into the world.
Help us to receive the light of Jesus this Christmas, to carry him in our hearts.
Help us to let his light shine I in our lives so that other people may know him too.’
Jesus Light of the world
Shine in our lives