Christingle is celebrated in the Oak and Ash today

Oak and Ash both celebrated the Christian Christmas time celebration of Christingle this afternoon. In the story Bishop John made the first Christingle when trying to think of a story that explained God’s love to the children in a nearby village.

The orange is symbolic of the world- big, round and full of goodness. The four sticks represent the four seasons with the sweets and fruit representing God’s gifts to the world. The candle represents Jesus, known by Christians as ‘the light of the world.’ The red ribbon represents the love of God that stretches around the world.

Oak class lit their candle and sang a couple of songs: A Christingle song – and then ‘This Little Light of mine’

The children all had fun making their Christingles and we hope that you enjoy looking at the photographs.