Christmas is coming and this means celebrations will be in full swing at the annual Christingle Carol Service. This very special night will be held at St. James Anglican Church, 15 Wharf Street, Maclean on Sunday 6th December at 6pm.
This is the time for people of all ages, children, parents, grandparents and friends, to enjoy the stories, sing carols, watch the dancing, listen to the choirs and see the delight on the faces of the children.
All children will be offered the opportunity to get dressed up and take part in the service as angels, shepherds, wise men, Mary or Joseph.
The idea of the Christingle dates back to a Moravian Church in Germany in 1747. The Christingle, which has been further embellished, is a symbol of the Christian faith and has been celebrated for many years in churches all over the world.
The Christingle is made up of an orange, which represents the world, surrounded by a red ribbon, representing the blood of Jesus, and four skewers, each with four dried fruits representing God’s creations, the fruits of the Earth and the four seasons.
The lit candle symbolises Jesus – the light of the world, who brings hope to people living in darkness.