Christingle began in the Moravian Church and was first used in a Christmas Children’s Festival Service in Germany in 1747. Universal to all Christingle celebrations is the lighting of Christingle candles as a symbol of Christ's light and love. This festive candlelit service has a wide appeal which makes it an ideal way to encourage newcomers into church and to bring together communities, family and friends of all ages.
The Christingle Service is usually held on a Sunday before Christmas, and is a Children's Celebration in which we place the child in the midst of all we do, just as the Christ is the centre of our lives. At the climax of the service, each child receives a lighted Christingle and in the darkened Church, the visual symbol tells the truth of the Christmas story that in the darkness of the world there has shined a great light.
- Christingle combined inserts (Bilingual PDF)
- Christingle individual PDFs (Zipped file - Bilingual PDFs)