Christingle Service 3rd December 2019
We made Christingles with Reverend Parsons and Open the Book volunteers from the benefice.
We learnt that:
Christingle means ‘Christ’s Light’ and it is a symbol of the Christian faith.
Christingles are made up of different parts, each one being there to remind us of something.
- The orange represents the world.
- The candle reminds Christians of Jesus who they believe to be the light of the world.
- The red ribbon goes all round the 'world' and being the colour of blood, reminds Christians that Jesus died.
- The four cocktail sticks could have either of two meanings; the four seasons or the four corners of the world.
- The sweets (or sometimes dried fruit) remind Christians of God's gifts to the world including kindness and love.
- The foil is only there to catch waxy drips from the candle.