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Christingle Service

This afternoon our Upper Prep and Lower Prep pupils took part in one of our favourite festivities, our Christingle Service at St Remigius Church. The Reverend Derek McClean led the service, with the children singing songs, making musical contributions and leading the prayers. Once the Christingles were lit and the lights were turned off, everyone circled the church and sang Away in a Manger. It was a wonderful start to the Christmas celebrations. Thank you to all the parents and families who came to share the service, and for your generous contributions for The Children’s Society. If you have any lovely pictures from the Christingle, please send them to marketing@hohs.co.uk.

 


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Christingle – the gallery

We promised more photos of Thursday’s lovely Christingle service – here they are! If you took some and would like to share them here, please email to marketing@hohs.co.uk and I will add them!

 



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Christingle Tingles!

This afternoon our Prep and Lower Prep pupils took part in an annual favourite: our Christingle Service at St Remigius Church. The service was led by Rev Derek McClean, with the children offering lovely musical contributions and leading the prayers.  With the lights turned off, Christingles lit and everyone circling the church and joining in with Away in a Manger, there was a magical Christmas atmosphere. Thank you to all the parents and families who came to share the service, and for your generous contributions for The Children’s Society. Look out for a full gallery of pictures over the weekend!




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Christingle Service

Yesterday our Prep and Lower Prep pupils took part in an annual favourite: our Christingle Service at St Remigius Church. The service was led by Rev Derek McClean and Mr Peace, with the children offering lovely musical contributions.  With the lights turned off, Christingles lit and everyone circling the church and joining in with Away in a Manger, there was a magical Christmas atmosphere. Thank you to all the parents and families who came to share the service, and for your generous contributions for The Children’s Society.

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Christingle delights

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.

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Christingle Service

We had a wonderful Christingle Service for pupils from the Nursery and Prep departments in St Remigius Church on Wednesday this week, led by our friend Mary Kerslake.

Mr Peace did a reading from St Matthew, pupils read prayers and there were lovely performances by Reception, Nursery and the Prep choir with beautiful harp accompaniment by Anna Luterbacher in Year 5.

Mary talked to us about how the Children’s Society helps poor children and how the money we had collected in our candles would help them. Everyone enjoyed singing the hymns, accompanied by Mr Osborne on the piano, but the highlight was when we all lit our Christingles and stood in a circle with our families and friends. With the church lights turned off it was very pretty.

Everyone was very careful to remember what Mary told us, “Don’t jiggle with your Christingle!”

See more photos here.

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Christingle Service

Yesterday our Preparatory School pupils took part in the annual Christingle Service at St Remegius Church, Hethersett.

The Lower Prep and Upper Prep choirs both sang beautifully and Talia Garner did a lovely rendition of ‘Walking in the Air’.

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