One of the most popular Advent traditions is the service of Christingle, which translates as ‘Christ light.’ For the first time, Year 7 pupils, and their parents, were invited to attend our own Christingle service in December. The service was led by Year 7 pupils who explained how the Christingle services began in Germany; what the Christingle symbolised; and how it was popularised in the UK by the charity, The Children’s Society; and finished our service with prayer. Music was provided by Year 11 and Sixth Form pupils who led our worship with traditional Carols and Christmas music which filled us all with Christmas joy, as we celebrated Christ as the Light of the World!
Parents were able to enjoy some refreshments; and everyone enjoyed the setting of St Anne’s Church which was decorated beautifully! We look forward to future Christingle services.