December 24th at 6pm Families' Christmas Eve in St Anne's, Porirua
A MODERN CHRISTINGLE.
The Christingle has its origins in a Moravian children's service held in a castle in Germany on Christmas Eve in 1747. The bishop conducting the informal service gave each child a lighted candle, tied with a red ribbon, in memory of the Saviour's coming which he said has kindled a flame in each heart which keeps burning "to His joy, and our happiness".
Over the years the Christingle Service has developed to what we will offer this year in St Anne's. Come and sing a few Christmas carols, make your Christingle and light it, learn what it means, hear the prayer and eat and drink some goodies before you leave about 7pm.