Candlemas 2017

Church News | Sunday, 29 January 2017 |

By Joan

Helping Revd Julie dress up

Helping Revd Julie dress up

Well! It all happened this morning at the 10.30am Family Service where we celebrated Christingle. We couldn’t wait to get our Christingle Orange that was waiting for us just in front of the altar, but of course we had to wait a while to sing a couple of hymns and before the puppet crew performed a lovely song with lots of candles, stars, alleluias and of course the beautiful angel.

Revd Anne who conducted the service also couldn’t wait for her address to start so that she could call Revd Julie forward as well as lots of children with the aim of turning poor Julie into a living ‘Christingle’. I got the impression that Revd Anne quite enjoyed putting Julie through the Christingle ordeal owing to all the times she has had to perform very undignified performances including bouncing down the aisle on a space hopper!

However, the children seemed to take great delight in helping Julie into a vibrant orange boiler suit, surrounding her with a red belt and then sticking lots of goodies onto her outfit (to represent all the good things we receive from God.) To top it all (literally) Julie had to don a builder’s type helmet with a bright light shining out for all to see!

But at last the beautiful Christingles were blessed and we went forward to collect them and we sang a lovely hymn with all the candles burning to remind us that Jesus is the light of the world – Wonderful…

Yes... Julie was all lit up!

Yes... Julie was all lit up!



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