From children's worksheets to Messy Church activities, we have made planning your Christingle easy

Our Christingle characters

Our free resources include everything you need to make Christingling easy. Plus new for this year, our fun and friendly characters, the Christingles, are featured on many of the resources. 

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Christmas resources for churches - Messy Christingle

Messy Church is a hugely popular informal service for all ages where adults and children can explore faith in a celebratory way.

We’re working in partnership with Messy Church to bring you a family-friendly Christingle resource. If you want to share the light in your community in a fun, creative way, a Messy Church service is the way to go!

Christingle resources for under sevens

Calling all toddler groups, our Diddy Disciples Christingle resource.is  full of songs, activities and crafts to help even the smallest children understand the meaning of Christingle.

Dementia-inclusive resource

We’re excited to share our new dementia-inclusive Christingle resource to support our Christingle organisers and those living with dementia in your community through your Christingle.

We have worked closely with the disability charity Livability to create this downloadable resource. It’s suitable for use with all ages and includes lots of sensory ideas and opportunities for reflection, making it an ideal resource to support a really accessible service for everyone.

Nativity rhyme

We know lots of nativity services happen at the same time of year as Christingle and it can be tricky to fit everything in! We’ve worked with Bob Hartman, storyteller and author of the Lion Storyteller Bible, on a Nativity Rhyme, which combines the two! It’s huge amounts of fun, which we hope will leave your whole congregation smiling. 

Resources for teachers

Our Christingle lesson and assembly plans will help you to teach Christianity with all year groups and we have activity, decoration and craft ideas to help your school shine even brighter.

We exited to share that we have developed new school resources for 2019 including lesson plans, assembly packs and collective worship materials which will help you celebrate Christingle in your school, or teach about Christianity in your RE lessons.

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You said, we did

We want to say a massive thank you to everyone who completed our survey back in Febraury 2019 or shared your experience of organising a Christingle last year.

Because of amazing Christingle organisers like you, thousands of vulnerable children and young people have more light in their lives at Christmas.

We want to make sure it’s as easy as possible for you to organise and we’re grateful for your feedback. Here’s what you said and what we’re doing about it…

You said We did  
You suggested some changes to our existing resources, requesting new service ideas and Christingle songs. We’re widening the range of hymns/songs in our songbook – you’re sure to find some that are suitable for all your church or school to sing together. Our talks and service suggestions will include an even wider range of options for Advent, Christmas, Epiphany and Candlemas.
You asked for inclusive Christingle materials suitable for using with your whole congregation. Look out for some new resources in 2019! We’re developing a dementia-inclusive Christingle resource, suitable for all-age or family Christingle services.
You wanted to hear more about the difference your Christingle collection makes, and more stories the young people we help. We’ve included Molly’s story in your Christingle guide. Do look out for more stories to come across our resources this year!
You wanted to hear more about the work we do not just at Christmas but throughout the year. We are reviewing our email communications to make sure you hear the most relevant updates from us about our work and plans for Christingle.
First time Christinglers would like more support in planning their Christingles. We’ve made it even easier for first time Christinglers to celebrate Christingle. Our easy-to-use guide will take you through step-by-step. Check out the FAQs in the guide if you get stuck!
You asked for a place to share ideas with others organising Christingle celebrations. Our Christingle Organiser’s Forum on Facebook is a place for you to share your inspiring Christingle idea, or to pick up tips from those who have been running Christingle for years.

This year we’ll be including a feedback form in your resource order – we’d love to know how your Christingle goes! Please do get in touch and let us know how we can better support you.