On Saturday 28th November many children, parents, carers and volunteer helpers gathered at St Lawrence Lindridge Primary School for this joyous occasion. It was a great social event with community coming together as we began our preparations for Christmas at the start of Advent.
Whilst preparing the Christingles we talked about the symbolic meaning, the orange representing the world, the red band stretching around the world symbolising Christ’s love for us throughout the four seasons, represented by the four sticks on which we place the fruits of the earth. The candle of Christingle, reminding us that Christ is the world’s true light.
As well as preparing Christingles, many crafts were on offer for both children and adults to try, including decorating wreaths, Christmas story wheels to colour, table decorations, snowflakes, Santa and snowman windmill kits, Nativity lanterns, painting with stencils, Nativity masks, and Christmas cards. The children enjoyed seasonal face painting. There were lots of mince pies and biscuits to enjoy, as well as teas and coffee which were served throughout the afternoon.
After a busy session of crafts we processed to St Lawrence Church for our Christingle Service, led by Reverend Ted Whittaker. We lit the candles, passing the light of Christ on to our neighbours and friends and were reminded of those less fortunate than ourselves.
Thank you for all the kind donations received, which are handed on to the Children’s Society to further their work with underprivileged children.
Thank you also to all those involved helping in so many ways during the day, making this event so successful.
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