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Christingles Bring Light And Hope

Today's special Christingle service was streamed live from St John's church into school and was led by the Rev'd Jane Morgan and children from year 6.  

Christingle celebrations are named after the Christingles that are lit during the ceremony. Christingles are oranges wrapped in red tape, decorated with sweets, with a candle on the top.

Each element of a Christingle has a special meaning and helps to tell the Christian story:

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.


During the day each child made their own Christingles and took them home to share the light of Jesus and spread a message of hope with their families.