Celebrate Christingle in your school and show a child they’re not alone

‘The Christingle service for schools is a vibrant, uplifting experience which promotes a sense of goodwill amongst young people and raises their awareness of those less fortunate. A joyful, inclusive event!’

Janet Clark, Director of Ethos and Development, Dolphin School

Can your school organise a 50th anniversary Christingle and hold a collection to support vulnerable children who will feel alone this Christmas?

What is a Christingle?

Taking place between Advent (four weeks before Christmas) and Candlemas (2 February), Christingle is a wonderful opportunity for your school to bring together pupils, parents, staff and community to share a joyful and memorable tradition that will stay with them forever.

How Christingle changes children’s lives

 Amanda was just 12 when she was put into care because of serious problems with her home life. She felt she had no choice but to run away from everything. Cold, hungry, and sleeping on the streets, Amanda was at high risk of sexual exploitation, assault and abuse as criminals sought to take advantage of her.

Fortunately Amanda was referred to Gillian, one of The Children’s Society’s project workers. Gillian immediately recognised how much danger Amanda was in, and provided the expert care and support that Amanda so desperately needed. Amanda has now stopped going missing, and she’s looking forward to Christmas for the first time she can remember.

‘This year, I can’t wait for Christmas, because I might be going away with my mum.’


Holding a collection at your Christingle raises funds to help The Children’s Society be there for vulnerable children, and work with them so they can look forward to brighter futures.

Holding a Christingle: How we support you

We make it so easy to hold a Christingle celebration, providing everything you need to organise and run a joyful, memorable event. And this year we’ve created a special suite of free resources to help your school enjoy the best Christingle ever. Including bespoke Christingle assembly plans and learning materials, fun games and craft activities for children, these fantastic resources will be available to your school this autumn.

From services in St Paul’s Cathedral to collaborations with celebrities and songwriters, we’ve got some really exciting events planned to make our 50th Christingle celebrations unique. So if you’d like more information or to order your free Christingle guide visit christingle.org

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