Yesterday our younger pupils, from Nursery to Year 6, enjoyed a lovely Christingle service in St Remigius church. We missed our dear friend Mary Kerslake very much, but send warm thanks to Reverend Derek McClean, who did a splendid job leading the service. The Lower Prep and Upper Prep choirs both sang beautifully and the pupils who did readings did so with confidence, clarity and feeling.
The Christingle service is a great favourite with all our families. The candlelit circling of the church with our individually-made Christingles creates a magical atmosphere for us to reflect on the theme of giving; Reverend McClean encouraged us to think especially about helping children who are less fortunate than we are. Our thanks to all the parents and grandparents who came to share this special event, and who filled Christingle candle tubes: we collected well over £380 for the Children’s Society. More pictures of the Christingle Service are here.