Sunday, 11 November 2012 13:27

Christingle lights up a December afternoon

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Chobham's Christingle Service in aid of the Children's Society is on Sunday December 2nd at St Lawrence Church.

This service, during which children are presented with candles made out of oranges, is popular with people of all ages. The religious symbolism behind the service, which is of Scandinavian origin, is that the orange represents the world, the red ribbon the love and blood of Christ, the dried fruits and sweets, God's creation, and the lit candle represents  Jesus as the light of the world.

In Chobham, the festivities begin in down to earth style with tea for children in the Church Hall at 4.30pm, followed by the service in the church at 5pm.

Local children should receive envelopes to collect money to bring to the service through their schools - with the usual request to collect only from friends and family, not by knocking on doors in the neighbourhood - but don't worry if you haven't got an envelope already, there will be a supply on the afternoon at the service.

Chobham Church website


Jennifer Britt

Jennifer is a regular contributor to Chobham.Net and is also the webmaster of the St Lawrence & St Saviour Chobham Parish website.

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