This December, The Children’s Society are holding a range of Christmas events and activities in schools and churches for all ages across London in support of vulnerable children over Christmas.
The Christingle celebrations are open to the public and all money raised will go to The Children’s Society, which aims to give children and young people a voice this Christmas.
The events will include; decorating oranges, carols and hymns with each activities telling a different part of the Christmas story. There will be outdoor events as well as church services.
The Christingle celebrations have been held each year for over half a century and is an opportunity for people of all ages to join in and help to raise money for The Children’s Society.
“We’re delighted that so many Christingle events are happening across London to help disadvantaged children and we’re truly grateful to everyone who attends for their support. Vulnerable children and young people are at the very centre of what we do and we need to make sure their voices are heard so their lives can be improved. These Christingle events in London and across the country make it possible for us to carry on our vital work and transform the lives of even more children in need of our help,” said Chief Executive of The Children’s Society, Matthew Reed.
The Children’s Society are aiming to receive 1 million visitors and raise around £1.2 million this year.
You can also get involved by creating your own Christingle event for your community in your local church, below is a list of the confirmed events across London so far.
|04/12/2016||16:00||St. Peters C of E church||119 Eaton Square|
|09/12/2016||15:00||Emanuel School||School Chapel|
|11/12/2016||10:45||St. Dunstans Church Hall||Friars Place Lane|
|11/12/2016||16:00||St Mary’s Church, Battersea||Battersea Church Road|
|11/12/2016||15:30||St Michael’s Church||Elmwood Road|
|11/12/2016||16:00||Christ Church||Turnham Green|
|22/12/2016||16:00||St Matthew’s Bayswater||29 St Petersburgh Place|
|24/12/2016||16:00||St. Johns Church||Mattock Lane|