Christingle celebrations are named after the Christingles that are lit during the service. Christingles are made from an orange decorated with red tape, sweets and a candle.
Find out more about the meaning of each element of the Christingle below.
The symbolism of Christingle.
Each piece of the Christingle holds special symbolism to help children understand the importance of Jesus and the Gospel, and its relevance at Christmas time.
- 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
Come and find out more at our Christingle service at 4pm on Christmas Eve at Hawkinge Community Centre.
You can read more about the history and meaning of the Christingle on the Children’s Society website.