St Mary's was packed for the Christingle service in support of The Children's Society charity. The society was setup to help some of the country’s most disadvantaged children. This was a great opportunity for the Berkeley community to come together and support such a worth-while cause.
Christingle celebrations have been going on for 47 years. The orange represents the world. The red ribbon indicates the love and blood of Christ. The dried fruits and sweets are symbols of God’s creations. For many people, they also represent the four seasons. The lit candle symbolises Jesus, the light of the world, who brings hope to people living in darkness.
A big thanks to all those who helped bring the Christingles together.