The Rector writes ‘ Today is our Christingle Service and the last time we will be together in church this year. As we have done in the past, instead of a sermon we will look at photos from the year just past. It’s always good at the last Service of the Calendar year to remember all that we have done in the previous 12 months…. And what a year! There was so much that we didn’t get to do in 2020 but also there was a lot of innovative stuff too… Our Virtual Cake Sale for one, the Zoom Carols around the Crib for another, but I suppose it was mainly a case of each of us in our own household doing our best to get through the year.
Perhaps we need to remember that light of Christ in our world more than ever this year. The word ‘Christingle’ actually means ‘Christ-Light’ and is a symbol of our faith. No one really knows the origin of the Christingle. The orange is said to represent the world, the candle being Christ who is the light of the world, the red ribbon representing the incarnation and passion of Jesus, while the raisins are meant to indicate all the fruits of the world and of course WE are part of those fruits! Along with you and the rest of the world, I look forward to better days in 2021 and I know that whatever happens, the light of Christ will continue to shine within us all.‘
Material in this service from : Church Hymnal…..CCL Licence number 1171170 The Book of Common Prayer copyright © RCB (2004) Times and Seasons © The Archbishops’ Council (2006)