On Thursday 10th December, Year 2 learnt about and made Christingles.

Christingle, is a joyful celebration that brings families and communities together to share the light of Jesus and spread a message of hope. Christingle celebrations are named after the Christingles that are lit during the ceremony. Christingles are oranges wrapped in red tape, decorated with sweets and have a candle positioned in the top of the orange.

Christingle service are usually held from the start of December to Christmas (Advent to Candlemas), Christmas Eve a particularly popular time for services.

The children each made their own Christingle, with each element having 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’ light in the world, bringing hope to people living in darkness.

Each class held a Christingle service, where every child had their Christingles lit, which created a warm, magical glow, symbolising the light of Christ and bringing hope to people living in darkness.

It was a very special and magical service during a time where there has been so much uncertainty.