I threw the perfect Summer Celebration
Like most British summer days when you choose to hold an outdoor event, it dawned cloudy, windy and miserable. Shooting up a rapid prayer, I set my sights on the mountain of potato salad, coleslaw and chocolate roulade that demanded my attention.
Holding a Summer Celebration for The Children’s Society was a first for me. Being new to the charity and hearing some of the stories from children who had suffered such hardship made me think, You know what, OK. Yes, I could do that.
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.
What are 1000 people's favourite childhood summer memories?
As part of our Big Summer DO campaign, we asked shared their favourite childhood memories
BenevoLent: A new life
Over Lent we’re offering weekly suggestions for prayer, action and reflection on the gospel passages.
Timeline: How we worked together to see 166,000 young carers’ needs recognised
Have a look at how we were helped young carers in England get the support they need
'Please support Christingle... and make a real difference this Christmas'
Gardener and broadcaster Alan Titchmarsch is a big supporter of our Christingle services - we hope that you are joining in this Christmas, as well