Annual Service by the Children’s Society as part of the national Christingle Celebration and involving children from: Archbishop Courtenay Primary School, Maidstone. All are welcome to attend this service, especially children. Doors open at 14.15 hrs.
The Christingle has its origins in a Moravian children’s service held in a castle in Germany on Christmas Eve in 1747.
The congregation will receive:
• an orange . . . representing the world
• a red ribbon, tied round the orange . . . representing the blood of Jesus
• fruits and sweets on four sticks. . . representing God’s good gifts – the fruits of the earth and the four seasons
• a lighted candle pushed into the centre of the orange . . . representing Christ, the light of the world.