CHRISTMAS

Welcome to Christmas with a difference at HOLY TRINITY CHURCH

Let’s keep safe!

  • NATIVITY TRAIL

from 6th Dec along the Church Driveway bring something for the Tree of Hope
(see website and Facebook page for more details)

  • DIY CHRISTINGLE

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

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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

  • An orange

  • Red ribbon or tape

  • A candle (4 ½  x ½ inch size is ideal)

  • Silver foil

  • 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.

Address

Holy Trinity Church,

Higham Lane,

Gee Cross,

Hyde

SK14 5LX

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