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St Edmund’s to welcome back ‘Christingle’ service
The popular Christingle service, an important part of the Christmas celebrations at St. Edmund's Church, Sedgefield, will be back later this month.
It will be held on Sunday, December 19, at 4pm and there is an open invitation to families with children throughout the community to join in the celebration.
Lay Reader Michael King, who will lead the service, said this week: “Our traditional Christingle service was badly missed last year when Covid restrictions meant that many of the usual Christmas services couldn't take place - but we are planning to make up for that this year.”
As well as carols and a presentation of the Christmas story, the service will feature the traditional oranges decorated with red tape, sweets and a candle, which is lit during the celebration, as well as an explanation of what they represent.
The Christingle offering this year will be shared between St Edmund’s and Durham Family Welfare.
There will also be a midnight Eucharist at St, Edmund's on Christmas Eve, beginning at 11.30pm and a family Eucharist on Christmas Day at 10am.
Michael added: “We hope that people will join us at one of these services as part of their personal Christmas celebrations. We are, however, mindful of the fact that we are still facing issues arising out of the Covid pandemic and are asking those joining us for worship to wear face coverings. Services will go ahead unless further restrictions are put in place.”
Further information is available from Michael on 01740 620910.
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