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Christingle Service 2017

Whole School Christingle Service



This morning the whole school, accompanied by all the staff and some Governors, gathered in St Mark's Church for a very special Christingle Service led by Father Ian and he explained the meaning of the Christingle.

Each piece of the Christingle holds special symbolism to help children understand  the importance of Jesus and the Gospel, and its relevance at Christmas time.  

  • 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’s light in the world, bringing hope to people living in darkness


We then lit all 108 Christingles and sang by candlelight.



Christingle song

Play and sing along to our Christingle song (words below)

The Christingle Song


The Christingle begins with an orange,
like the world which the Lord God made.
For creation is full of his glory;
all around we see his love displayed.

Sing Christingle! Sing Christingle!
Sing Christingle, it’s the light of Christ.
Sing Christingle! Sing Christingle!
Sing Christingle, light of Christ.

Every year we give thanks for the seasons,
and the fruits of the earth to share.
The Christingle is here to remind us
that the love of God is everywhere.

Sing Christingle! Sing Christingle!…

God of love, we give thanks now for Jesus;
we remember his birth again.
But the red ribbon round the Christingle
tells the story of his cross and pain.

Sing Christingle! Sing Christingle!…

To complete the Christingle:
a candle, telling us of the world’s true light.
For the darkness shall not overcome it,
Jesus shines on in the darkest night.