Thursday 5th December KS2 visited St Nicholas Church in Boldon. The children were told about the history of the church; the architecture of the church, showing us how we knew it had been extended, the meaning of the stained glass windows and about the history of St Nicholas himself. The priest then used two of our pupils to explain the meaning of Christingle – Jesus the light of the world. He explained how the christingle is made up and what each part represents;

  • An orange, representing the world
  • A candle pushed into the centre of the orange, then lit, representing Jesus Christ as the light of the world
  • A red ribbon wrapped around the orange representing the blood of christ
  • Dried fruits and/or sweets skewered on cocktail sticks pushed into the orange, representing the fruits of the earth and the four seasons.

To finish the children sang Christmas songs!