Christingle is our new Christmas tradition
A fun Christingle service filled with carols, nativity plays and a fancy dress competition inspired Jayne to start a new family tradition
Advent: The Naked Chef
Back when Jamie Oliver was referred to as the ‘Naked Chef’, Ben was eight and shared that nickname from his approach to mince pie making. 17 years on, not too much has changed.
Advent: Eleven rules for Christingle
Read the playful hints for your Christingle celebration from author Jeremy Fletcher and artist Dave Walker.
'People say that this is the moment when their Christmas starts'
Barbara Weeks has helped organise fantastic Christingle services for the past 30 years at her church in Devon.
Advent: What happened when I reached comedic puberty
How can we turn our eyes away from ourselves and our successes this Advent? Comedian Andy Kind shares his experiences of chasing success.
Father Christmas, nativity scenes and young people: Christmas photos, 1930s-‘60s
The manager of our archives presents a handful of heartwarming Christmas images, drawn from our archives.
Advent: Jesus wants me for a lightbulb
But as 500 young people encircled the inside of Westminster Abbey, Christingle’s lit. I realised…
Flicker of hope: We can help plan your Christmas activities
Help us change children’s stories at a Christingle celebration near you
For too many families a move into work is not a move out of poverty
Use our graph to see how the levels of children in working families relate to the number of young people in poverty
Q&A with Amy Edwards
Amy Edwards, project worker at the US Service, speaks about her work supporting young people with learning disabilities who have experienced, or are at risk of experiencing, sexual exploitation.
Making sure vulnerable children are Seen and Heard
This week we launched a brand new initiative to help young victims of sexual abuse. The project commissioned by the Department of Health, trains health care staff to spot the signs of child sexual exploitation.