Welcome to Christmas with a difference at HOLY TRINITY CHURCH
Let’s keep safe!
from 6th Dec along the Church Driveway bring something for the Tree of Hope
(see website and Facebook page for more details)
Instructions to make your own Christingle
below or phone if you’d like a paper copy
Listen out for and join in with our socially distanced / door step
Carol Singing round our community
If we’re back in Church (booking essential):
CHRISTMAS EVE Thurs 24th Dec.
Carols by Candlelight 3 services: 4pm 6pm 8pm
CHRISTMAS DAY Fri 25th Dec.
10am Family Celebration with Communion
Christmas Greetings From Holy Trinity Church, Gee Cross
Through the dark, dark nights
the light of the star guided the wise men
On a dark, dark night the light of the angels
brought good news to the shepherds
On a dark, dark night
the light of God’s love and hope
was born in Jesus
In our darkest times
may the light of Jesus guide us,
bringing good news, love and hope
Every Blessing to you this Christmas time
Make a Christingle
Note: Please ask an adult to help you make the Christingle.
What you will need
Red ribbon or tape
A candle (4 ½ x ½ inch size is ideal)
4 Cocktail sticks
Dried fruit or soft sweets
How to make the Christingle
Fasten a piece of red sticky tape or ribbon around the middle of the orange.
Cut a small cross in the top of the orange (place it on a tray to catch the juice) and lay a square of silver foil (75mm/3in square) over the cross.
Place a candle on top and wedge it firmly into the orange. The foil will help prevent hot wax running onto your hand.
Load four cocktail sticks with raisins, sultanas, cherries or soft sweets and insert them into the orange around the base of the candle.
There you go!
When you light the candle
Say a prayer.
Maybe thank God for all the good things.
Ask Him to help the poorly
and those who are hungry this Christmas.
What is Christingle?
Christingle is a joyful celebration that brings families and communities together to share the light of Jesus and spread a message of hope.
Christingle celebrations are named after the Christingles that are lit during the ceremony. Christingles are oranges wrapped in red tape, decorated with sweets, with a candle on the top.
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.