CHRISTINGLE SURPRISE!

All ages attend Trinity Radstock Christingle Service

One of the many special worship times held at Trinity Radstock Methodist Church.

Christingle comes from the German word  Christkindl meaning " Little Christ Child "

celebrating Jesus Christ as the Light of the World!

 

Children are amazed at the Christingle lighted oranges!

 

The wonderment of Lauren, Ashley & Eva with the lighted Christingles they had made, experiencing the singing of Carols, prayers, readings and afternoon tea.

Like most churches at this time of the year, Trinity Methodist Church in Radstock has seen a full diary of events throughout December and what a joy it was to see the church with so many people present, on so many occasions.

The Christmas Tree Festival and the Community Carol service started the month off so well with an offering taken at the latter, this raising £300 for Crisis at Christmas. This was followed with St Nicholas Primary School filling all the chairs and pews for their Annual Carol service, which was really lovely. We just love the sound of happy excited children doing their bit to portray the Christmas story, with such rich singing, movements and actions, together with overflowing enthusiasm. Well done to Head Teacher Nicki Smith and all her staff for their efforts (and to the children for such good behaviour).

In the week prior to Christmas week, a group of us, together with members of Exit Stage Left, forsook the warmth and comfort of the church, building to walk to the Waterloo Road area, where carols were sung under the street lamps and a door to door collection was made, raising £100.08 for Action for Children.

We thank God for the way in which people came to the church and for the manner in which so many contributed both time and effort to make the festive season so successful and not forgetting the regular users of the Trinitea and Coffee bar throughout the year, for their custom and loyal support.