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Christingles are made up of different parts, each with a different meaning.

 The orange represents the world and the candle is Jesus - the light of the world.

 The red ribbon goes all round the ‘world’ and reminds us of the blood Jesus shed when he died for us.

 The four cocktail sticks could have either of two meanings: the four seasons or the four corners of the world and the sweets (or sometimes dried fruit) remind us of God’s gifts to the world including kindness and love.


Many churches hold Christingle services at Christmas -

Christingle means ‘Christ’s Light’. The custom of giving out lighted candles in these services originates from the Moravian Church in Germany in 1747 but wasn’t introduced to the United Kingdom until the late 1960’s.


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