Christmas in England comes with a few new traditions and a few new words. Today we went to a Christingle service. I had never heard of a Christingle. The orange represents the world. The red ribbon represents Gods love. The 4 sticks with treats represent the 4 seasons and the fruits on the spirit. The candle represents the light of the world.

The service involves some scripture readings, a talk, offering for the needy children, and singing. I don't know why but the singing in a British accent just sounds prettier! The candle is lit at the end of the service, but as you can tell from the pics Abigail and Roslyn's oranges did not make it through the service!

Midnight service tonight which starts at 11:00. And tomorrow we get the listen to the Queen's speech before opening presents!

Merry Christmas
Melinda

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Melinda