Dean's Blog

Christingle Service

Christingle 1The Alun Morris Hall never strikes me as a very attractive setting for worship, but it is amazing how it can be transformed for the Christmas Eve Christingle service. Christingle 2We put a cross-shaped table in the centre with candles outlining the cross and make concentric circles around it. With the hall full, there is a wonderful sense of community and this year there was a quieter attentive stillness than I remember from previous years and slipping in towards the end of the service was Yusuf Bu Zaboun President of The Bahrain Society for Tolerance and Religious Co-existence. Christingle 3I always keep an eye out for what St Paul’s Arts and Media from Auckland, New Zealand produce on youtube and showed their Star News report from Bethlehem. An Unexpected Christmas I will hold back till Christmas morning.