Our history blog
Our history blog
We have supported vulnerable children in England since 1881. Our history blog features our work from our earliest days to more recent activity in regions across England.
268 years of Christingle
For our first Christingle service, held in December 1968 at Lincoln Cathedral, we expected 300 people but some 1500 attended the celebration.
VE Day: Protecting children during World War Two
In commemoration of 70 years since the end of the Second World War in Europe, our archives team looks at our 127 war nurseries, which protected 6,788 children during the war
Unexplored Riches in Medical History project
Today, Ian Wakeling talks about the Wellcome Trust’s Research Resources scheme to support our Unexplored Riches in Medical History project.
The beginning of World War One and our work
A hundred years ago, Britain declared war on Germany and the First World War erupted. Our archivist looks at some of the ways the war affected our work
Football fever: A look through our archives
For many of us, football is inextricably tied to childhood. Have a look at photos of young people we've helped as they play the game
Christingle Joy at Kingsley School Bideford
Our Christingle Service at Kingsley School has been taking place for over 20 years and it is, together with our infant Nativity service, the highlight of our Autumn Term. It is a time when we can all pause, think about our lives and those of others less fortunate and how we can make the world God has given us a better place.
Break the darkness with the light of Christingle
We shuffle in, out of the cold. It isn’t long before we are handed a bizarre object. As the lights fade, sweets are stealthily swallowed.
Open the doors to your Christingle and spread hope in your community
One of the things I love most about Christingle is the opportunity that it gives us to reach out to people we probably wouldn’t normally see in church.
When we sing Christingle at our school
Christmas at St Nicholas School is always a special occasion as we remember the patron saint of our school just before Christmas.
You can make a huge difference on Giving Tuesday
Giving Tuesday is a fantastic day where social media users around the world take time out to support their favourite charities and celebrate positive changes they can make in the world around them. This year it will be held this Tuesday, 29th November.
Become the new face of Christingle
Do you have great photos from your Christingle celebration that you can share with us? Find out how you can enter our competition to become the new cover stars for this year’s Christingle resources.
We were greatly impressed by the number of fantastic photos and videos we saw from Christingle services last year. Work is already well underway for Christingle this year and we would love to include some of the photos from your events this year.