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Christingle Service

Annual Service by the Children’s Society as part of the national Christingle Celebration and involving children from schools in Nonington, Goodnestone, Wingham and Preston.  All welcome, 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
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