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CHILDREN'S SOCIETY CHRISTINGLE

09 December 2017 3pm

Proceeds will help The Children's Society's vital work with children facing life's harshest challenges:  children who may find themselves sleeping rough this winter; fleeing conflict and war; caught in a cycle of crime; or marginalised due to a disability.

THE HISTORY OF CHRISTINGLE

Christingle was established by the Moravian Church in 1747 as a symbol of Christ's light and love. The Children's Society introduced it to the Church of England in 1968 and it has since become a popular family and community event.

WHAT IS A CHRISTINGLE?

The Christingle itself is made up of a lighted candle (symbolising Jesus, the Light of the World), mounted on an orange (representing the world), and a red ribbon or tape around the middle of the orange (indicating the blood of Christ). Four cocktail sticks bearing dried fruit or sweets (symbols of God's creation) are also stuck into the orange to signify the four seasons and the fruits of the earth.