For 50 years now, Christingle has enabled the Children’s Society to play a vital role in supporting vulnerable young people. And since Christingle first began, the money raised from donations at services has helped over one million children get the one-to-one care and support that they so urgently need. The money you raise through the Cathedral’s Christingle service will help the charity’s project workers be there for the next 50 years, and help thousands more children.
What is a Christingle?
Christingles are made from an orange decorated with red tape, sweets and a candle.
Each element of a Christingle has a special meaning and helps to tell the Christian story:
- The orange represents the world
- The red ribbon (or tape) symbolises the love and blood of Christ
- The sweets and dried fruit represent all of God’s creations
- The lit candle represents Jesus’s light in the world, bringing hope to people living in darkness.