Christingle 2018

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Christingle means ‘Christ’s Light’. The orange, with its candle burning brightly, surrounded by sweets and red ribbon symbolises Jesus, the light of the world, the good gifts God gives and God’s saving love.

We had fun making our christingles at lunchtime, even if the orange juice got a bit sticky and some of the sweets did not want to stay on their sticks!

Over 100 students from all year groups, staff and guests from the Holy Trinity Seniors lunch club gathered to celebrate this special service as part of our advent worship at St Martins. The service was led by Mrs Moorey, our school chaplain, and had lots of participation by our students. As well as singing favourite carols, we heard from the girls how each of us could ‘Be God’s Light’ at Christmas, by taking time to care for others.

Finally we got to light our candles and enjoy a magical candlelit moment as we sang ‘Silent night, Holy Night’. Mrs Stanislaus summed up the event: "The seniors loved it, they were overwhelmed in the way in which they were welcomed and supported by the girls. The smell of the oranges, the glow of the candles made the hall look and feel special for everyone who took part. A wonderful service that brought the students together in hope, peace, joy and love."