Christingle

Holy Trinity Church, Huddersfield
Sunday 13th December 2020

Another week in a pandemic world, and I wish I had something more upbeat to share, but imposter syndrome is beginning to set in. I am beginning to wonder if I am capable of doing things I know I have done. The news has been positive with the first of the vaccines being given in hospital to the most vulnerable people and to medical and care staff. This is the beginning of the end, and I should be pleased, but I am finding it hard to be positive.

Pain does not help. Arthritis in my right ankle is not responding well to the weather, the double whammy of cold and damp. There are few nights I have slept straight through, and most I have missed sleep. Napping in a chair does not make up for it. The imposter syndrome thing is probably due to lack of sleep.

I usually talk about the online morning service, but this week, although not a lie in, we watched the Christingle service in the afternoon. We had a couple of Christingle packs we picked up last week and this week, during the service we assembled them. each element having a meaning:

  • The orange represents the world
  • The red ribbon (or tape) symbolises the love and blood of Christ
  • The sweets and dried fruit represent all of God’s creations
  • The lit candle represents Jesus’s light in the world, bringing hope to people living in darkness.

Christingle services are promoted by and raise funds for The Children’s Society. Here’s the link:

It was a lovely sweet service.

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