Christingle service 2016

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Was the Christingle service on Christmas Eve led by a shepherd and a lamb this
year?

Or was it led by the Rev. Eileen dressed as a character from the Nativity story?

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Everybody who had come dressed in character was invited to go to the front of the
church. There were quite a lot of them!

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During the service carols, both old and new, were sung and prayers were lead by
children from St. Mark’s School.

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Everyone enjoyed the sermon, which encouraged people to shout out whenever a chocolate bar was mentioned. This was rewarded by a chocolate bar being thrown into the congregation!

Then people went up with their Children Society, candle-shaped moneyboxes, which they exchanged for Christingle oranges!

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When everybody was back in their seats, the candles were lit by The Rev. Eileen, Marjorie and Paul.

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The climax of the service was when the main lights were turned off and all sang the beautiful Silent Night.

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