Story of Christingle

In 1968, John Pensom of The Children’s Society, known as “Mr Christingle” brought Christingle to this country and introduced it to the Church of England. This involved children decorating an orange with a red ribbon, dried fruits, sweets and a candleto create a new visual representation of Christ, the light of the world, celebrated by the lighting of a Christingle candle.

The event is now celebrated in hundreds of churches, cathedrals, schools and communities up and down the country.

Christingle Service at St Peters Church – 4pm on 24th December. All are welcome.