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.