Shining a Light at Christingle

Dec 11, 2023

With the beautiful backdrop of the Chapel, the Prep School gathered together for a magical and somewhat moving Christingle Service. Christingle (Christ Angel) is related to a word of Germanic origin, Christkindl, meaning ‘Christ Candle’ or Christkind meaning ‘Little Christ Child’, and it is used to celebrate Jesus Christ as the ‘Light of the World’.

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The pupils made a joyful noise, singing traditional carols, including: In the Bleak Mid-Winter, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, and a beautiful, candle-lit version of Silent Night. The service provided pupils with the opportunity to reflect on the love that God has for us, and how God’s mercy and grace are with us always, spreading across the globe.

Thanks to Mr Wilson for some magnificent organ playing, for the Year 6 readers who shared the story of the nativity, to the Chamber Choir and soloists who took part, and for those who angelically held the Christingle itself.