WISBECH: Christingle time at St Peter’s

St Peter's School Christingle service. LtoR - Emily Howell (8), Benjamin Jackson (8), Reeve Brighty (8) and Kiera Harwin (9).
St Peter's School Christingle service. LtoR - Emily Howell (8), Benjamin Jackson (8), Reeve Brighty (8) and Kiera Harwin (9).

Pupils at St Peter’s Junior School have celebrated the annual Christingle service in the run-up to Christmas.

The excited children went to Wisbech St Peter’s Church for the service which is a well-recognised symbol of the Christian faith.

On Thursday, it was the turn of Years 3 and 6, while Years 4 and 5 had their service on Friday.

Headteacher Simon Linney said: “There was an excellent turnout of parents and relatives and we had two very nice services. It’s always a voyage of faith when it comes to children and candles but it all went well with no accidents.”

The school are hoping to attend All Saints Church in Walsoken on Tuesday for the carol service, weather permitting.

The Christingle is made up of an orange with a candle in it, with a red ribbon wrapped around the fruit and cocktail sticks with sweets or dried fruit. Each represents a different aspect; the orange is the world, the candle is Jesus, the ribbon represents the blood of Jesus and the sweets represent God’s gifts to the world.