On Sunday morning, Canon Paul led the annual Christingle service for all children of teaching and support staff in the Chapel. It was the busiest Christingle service to date, with more than 80 children and their parents in attendance. The children learnt the history of the Christingle service, and what each part of the Christingle represents.
Assistant Chaplain, Rebecca Catterall, then gave the children’s talk, followed by traditional Christmas carols, before all of the children were invited to come up to the altar to make their own Christingle.
Everyone was treated to the popular score Walking in the Air from the beloved Christmas film The Snowman played on the organ by Paul Johnson-Hyde, and after the service everyone gathered in the beautifully decorated Dining Room for mince pies, biscuits and tea.
Father Christmas visited and each child had their picture taken with him and was given a pre-Christmas gift to take away with them. Many thanks to Bev Spencer and her catering team for all of their hard work helping to assemble not just the party in the Dining Room but also all of the Christingles. The children and their parents who attended were delighted with the event.
By Rebecca Catterall