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Christingle service

The Christingle Service is a recent innovation in Britain. It started in the Moravian church, where it took place at Epiphany, when we celebrate the coming of the Wise Men. Nowadays in Britain it more often takes place before Christmas, and at Ash we have two Christingle services, one at 2.00 p.m. and one at 4.00 p.m., both on Christmas Eve.

These are the most well-attended services of the year, and it is wonderful to have the church packed with excited children and their families, all come to hear again the Christmas story and to receive their Christingles.

What is a 'Christingle'? The word literally means 'Christ-Light' -  but what form does it take that everyone can be given one? And why should this service be so popular? Come along and find out!

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