Christmas celebrations, with 25th Stopsley Guides at the Parish of Luton C of E St Anne with St Christopher, included 50th Anniversary of fun and interactive Christingle Service, raising monies for the Children’s Society.
The orange represents the earth God created and the red ribbon represents the love of Jesus wrapped around the world. On the cocktail sticks are sweets and fruits that tell us of God’s generosity. Finally, a candle sits in the centre of the orange – the world – that tells us that Jesus brings light into the entire world.
Prayers and monetary gifts were offered for those children that the Children’s Society supports. To everyone’s surprise, Revd Anne Crosby had disappeared mid service, reappearing dressed as a life size Christingle, donning an orange fat suit. People said this was a Christingle Service they would never forget.