Lympsham C of E Academy and Lympsham Pre-School

A Christian Community with Children at its Heart

Christingle Service

On Wednesday 14th January 2015 the School Hall was bathed in gentle flickering candle light radiated by the Christingle that the children had made in class. Reverend Simon serenaded us on his guitar, as we learnt more about the symbolism of this particular celebration.

Christingle means 'Christ's Light' and it is a symbol of the Christian faith. Lots of churches hold Christingle services around Christmas time. The custom of giving out lighted candles in these services began in Germany in 1747 but it wasn't introduced to the Anglican Church in England until 1968.