Listen to Andy speaking about Christingle 2016

The children, friend and families at Energise celebrated this on Thursday to help raise essential funds to support the Children’s Society with their work with vulnerable children living in poverty in this country.

For over 40 years The Children’s Society Christingle has been a key part of celebrations within churches, with the candlelit services now a firm favourite with supporters of all ages.

What is Christingle?

Since 1968, Christingle has helped millions of children explore the significance of the life and story of Jesus.

The Children’s Society first introduced Christingle to The Church of England in 1968, and it has since become one of the most popular events for families and communities in the church calendar.

Although each church and school will celebrate Christingle in its own way, the meaning of Christingle remains the same: children have fun making the Christingles using oranges, candles, red tape and sweets while also learning what each part means to Christians.

Our Christingle celebration included songs, prayers, performances and a collection in aid of The Children’s Society. Universal to all celebrations is the lighting of the Christingle candles, loved by children and adults alike.

This candlelit celebration is an ideal way to share the key messages of the Christian faith, while helping to raise vital funds to help children across the country.

The message of love and hope that Christingle represents permeates through all of the work of The Children’s Society. They and we believe that every child should have the childhood they deserve.  Find out more about their work.

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Christingle Symbolism

  • The orange – represents the world
  • The red ribbon – indicates the love and blood of Christ
  • The dried fruits and sweets – symbols of God’s creations
  • The lit candle – symbolises Jesus, the light of the world

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