Village of ChelfordChelford VillageChelford Village
Village of Chelford
Tue 24th Oct 2017Chelford Village weather - Light rainLight rain 16°C
Christingle

Christingle

Home » Newsroom » Christingle

The Christingle service will take place at St John's, Chelford at 5.00 pm on Tuesday, 1st December.

The Christingle service is a tradition that dates back to the 1960s in the UK. However, it's thought that it originated with John de Watteville around 1747 in Germany, as a means to get children to think about Jesus. In the beginning the Christingle was just a candle with a red ribbon given to each child. The orange and sweeties came much later.

In 1968 it began to be used as a fundraising event for the Children's Society charity. Children would bring purses with money and receive an orange pierced with a candle in return.

Today, the practise is widespread in the UK and remains true to its original aim. And it's a nice way for children to begin the Christmas season.

editor's pickAlso in the news

Parish Council
Chelford Webteam: 28/06/2017

Neighbourhood planning is a right for communities introduced through the Localism Act 2011, to shape development in their areas through the production of Neighbourhood Development Plan. Neighbourhood Development Plans become part of the Local...

Cheshire Police car
Chelford Webteam: 19/06/2017

On Sunday 16th July the doors of Cheshire Constabulary HQ will be thrown open for the public to see the good work that Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service and Cheshire Police do around the clock.The Blue Light Open Day is a hugely popular event...

Chelford players
Chelford Webteam: 19/06/2017

After the success of "Ladies Day" Chelford Players will be going straight into casting for their next production "Lucky Balls" by Louise Roche, a comedy with live band and singers to take place on November 30th, December 1st...

© 2007 - 2017 Chelford Village Community Website