Christingle hope

Pupils across school have been learning about the meaning of Christingle whilst making their own.

"I liked putting in the candle as it made a funny noise....the candle is God lighting the world", said Daniel in Year 2

"I liked squeezing the orange", said Rose in Year 2, "it represents the world."

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.