Join in with Christingle

Now in its 49th year, this vibrant event is hugely popular for churches and schools, raising millions to help us make sure no child feels alone, especially at Christmas.
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What is Christingle?

Christingle is a celebratory event which takes place every year in the run up to Christmas. Now in its 49th year, this vibrant event is hugely popular for churches and schools, raising millions to help us change the lives of disadvantaged children. And all it takes is an orange!

Order your free resources

To make it as easy as possible for you to organise your event we’ve provided a number of free resources to help you promote and host your Christingle celebration.

Plan your Christingle event

Whether you’re organising your first Christingle celebration or you've been doing so for years, it’s important to plan well in advance of your event. With our wealth of ideas, planning a Christingle celebration can be simple and fun.

Celebrating Christingle in your church

Christingle services are a great way to bring your church together in all-age worship and reflection during Advent and Christmas. Whatever your style of worship, you can create a Christingle celebration that fits around you and your church and reaches out to your local community.

Celebrating Christingle in your school

Because it was designed specifically to help children understand the Gospel, Christingle works as a great teaching tool as well as being a fantastic opportunity for you to bring your school together for a celebration enjoyed by children and adults alike.

Celebrating Christingle with your Scout or Brownie group

The child-centred nature of Christingle means there are plenty of opportunities for the young people you work with to learn new skills and grow in their personal development whilst reaching out to the wider community.

How Christingle helps children

Christingle celebrations raise millions of pounds in support of our work with vulnerable children and young people. Taking the time to listen to what children and young people say is at the heart of what we do, and drives us to tackle the issues which prevent them from fulfilling their potential.