Children’s Society Christingle Service – 15th December 2012

Date: Saturday, 15 December 2012 – 3:00pm 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”. Much later, this simple candle was replaced by a more elaborate Christingle which is rich in symbolism. Our modern Christingle consists of: Location Ely Cathedral The Gallery Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 4DL United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Cost: Free admission Contact: Ely Cathedral Website: www.elycathedral.org/welcome/ read more

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Children’s Society Christingle Service – 15th December 2012

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