Eagle Class – Cracking Christingles

On Monday Eagle class were privileged to host David, our local vicar. He explained that Christingle means ‘Christ’s Light’ and it is a symbol of the Christian faith. Lots of churches hold Christingle services around Christmas time.
All the children made their own Christingle and have learnt that:
• The orange represents the world.
• The candle reminds Christians of Jesus who they believe to be the light of the world.
• The red ribbon goes all round the ‘world’ and being the colour of blood, reminds Christians that Jesus died.
• The four cocktail sticks could have either of two meanings; the four seasons or the four corners of the world.
• The sweets (or sometimes dried fruit) remind Christians of God’s gifts to the world including kindness and love.