A new element was introduced into the annual Christingle service at St Andrew’s on Christmas Eve. A packed church witnessed the creation of a human Christingle!
Having explained the composition and symbolism of a regular Christingle – orange, red ribbon, cocktail sticks, sweets and a candle – Rev Nick gathered members of the congregation to take the place of these components, as they (roughly) resembled an orange, and made a brave attempt to look like cocktail sticks, and one press-ganged Mum imitated a candle! It was a lot of fun, and gave a new slant to a familiar service.
We were delighted that the church was once again filled with families and lots of children. Some of the ‘actors’ had travelled from as far afield as New Jersey, USA to take part.
Martin BSt Andrew’s