Children gathered in the family service in our local church today for the occasion of Christingle, led by newly ordained Ben Topham on this first Sunday of Advent.
The service which focused on the theme of Jesus, as the "Light of the World" involves the creation of Christingles, made from an orange, with a red ribbon around the circumference,
representing Jesus' love for the world; four cocktail sticks with sweets on which represent the four seasons and the fruits of creation and a candle in the centre which represents Jesus, as the light of the world.
Our children turned out in great numbers for the service and sang a song from 'Witnesses' our school production for Y3 and Y4 this year. A delightful occasion for the children to represent the school and be in church to begin the build up and preparations for Christmas.