Families join together for annual Yeadon Christingle

Wharfedale Observer: The Christingle service at St John's Church in Yeadon The Christingle service at St John's Church in Yeadon

Families sang Silent Night by candlelight as part of a Christingle service in Yeadon.

The atmospheric Christmas Eve service at St John’s Church is popular with families and young children.

St John’s Deacon Beverley Sproats said: “We sing carols and a highlight is turning down the lights and lighting all the Christingles, then singing the rest of Silent Night by candlelight.

“It is a very beautiful and special atmosphere as we celebrate the birth of Jesus, the light of the world.”

The Christingle – an orange with a red ribbon wrapped around it, a candle in the top, and four cocktail sticks with sweets – represents the world, Jesus, the blood of Christ, the four corners of the earth and the fruits of the earth.

During the service a collection was taken for the Children’s Society, and a talk was given by the Reverend Richard Walker.

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