Christingle Service – Review and Photos

The Third sunday of Advent was our Christingle Service, and was a packed turnout and some fantastic singing!

A Christingle is a symbolic object used in the Advent services of many Christian denominations.

Christingle means ‘Christ Light’ and is used to celebrate Jesus Christ as the “Light of the World“.

A Christingle usually consists of:

  • An orange, representing the world
  • A candle pushed into the centre of the orange, then lit, representing Jesus Christ as Light of the World
  • A red ribbon wrapped around the orange or a paper frill around the candle, 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

It was a wonderful service, thanks to those who came along!


Christmas Services



Sunday 18th December at 10.30am. Informal service with communion. Join the celebration and support the work of the Children’s Society. To include our Junior Church and Singing Saints Youth choir.



December 20th at 7pm (jointly with the BCF)

Mince pies, mulled wine and lighting of the Millenium Beacon.


December 24th at 2pm.

An ‘instant nativity’, and a chance to dress up as a character in the Christmas story.


December 24th 11.30pm

Traditional Communion Service


Christmas Day at 10.30am

An informal communion service for all the family.

November Junior Church – what we did!

This morning was November Junior Church and it was wet and blustery morning as we made our way into Church. After an initial hymn, we made our way across to the Brixworth Centre.

The heating was on, but Richard decided to get us all active and warmed up by a few races across the hall! Firstly, side to side, then backwards, and even hopping! It was great fun, and we were all warm and toasty by the end – even the parents.

Next, it was onto the carpet to say hello to each other as we had a new member of Junior Church join us for the first time – welcome Orla!

We started thinking about impossible things. Firstly, by trying to lick our elbow – which everyone thought was funny. Next, hovering in the air, and dropping a coin so it stood on end. No one managed this, although Alex did with a little “creative license”!

Then, we looked to see it was possible for someone to go through a sheet of paper. Everyone agreed it wasn’t. And yet, Richard proved you could!  We thought about the things impossible things that God makes possible, and sometimes it is viewing things from a different perspective.


Next, as Advent is coming up fast we worked on our Junior Church entry for the Christmas Tree Festival. Firstly, we read Luke Chapter 1 and the verses describing the Angel Gabriel visiting Mary. We drew around our feet and hands, and made Angels from the shapes – which we then decorated. These will go onto the Tree which will be entered into the Competition.

We then made our way back over to Church. On the way, we noticed that the stormy weather had torn up all the Remembrance crosses that had been placed by the war memorial for remembrance Sunday. Quickly, we all helped put them back in place  – after all we remember all year round.


Then back into Church for a blessing and a final hymn, before Orange Juice and biscuits.

Let’s hope we win the Christmas Tree Competition. 

See you next month!

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Harvest Festival Prayers

Tomorrow is our Harvest Festival service, where we give thanks for all the food we have. We will be accepting food donations which will be going to the Northampton Hope Centre, supporting the great work they do.

Alex from our Junior Church has written this prayer which we would love to share:

Dear Lord

Thank you for the sunshine and the rain that make things grow.

Thank you for the crops in the field and the farmers and their vehicles who harvest them.

Thank you for my food and my taste buds to enjoy it!


September Junior Church – what we did ! 

This month we looked at the Parable of the Sower.

The Parable of the Sower (sometimes called the Parable of the Soils) is a parable of Jesus In the story, a sower sows seed on the path (way side), on rocky ground and among thorns, and it is lost; but when it falls on good earth it grows, yielding thirty, sixty, and a hundredfold.

Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow: And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the birds of the air came and devoured it up. And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth: But when the sun was up, it was scorched;

— Mark, 4:3-9, KJV
We started with a Prayer, and then we scattered seed across the hall! We made a path, some stones; and added some rose thorns (Richard suffered for his art, collecting the thorns had been painful!) and looked at how the seeds had fallen.

Then we thought about what the seed would do in each case, and what Jesus had said.

The explanation given by Jesus:

And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable. And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them. And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables? The sower soweth the word. And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts. And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness; And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word’s sake, immediately they are offended. And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word, and the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful. And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred.

Next, we made some Seed people ready for Harvest Festival in a few weeks.

We took some soil, grass seed and stuffed it in layers in some old tights. We twisted some of it to make a nose. Then, we stuck googly eyes and some felt lips on our ball. Next, we decorated a pot to make a jacket for them and filled it with water. The tights should wick up the water and grow the grass seed in time for the Harvest Service when our seed people should have a nice head of green hair!

It was great fun, everyone enjoyed making them.

Then it was back into Church for the final Hymn and some juice and biscuits.

We are looking forward to next month already!

July Junior Church – What we did! 

 We had a great morning -we made a lego story of the Good Samaritan. 

The parable of the Good Samaritan is a didactic story told by Jesus in Luke 10:25–37. It is about a traveler (who may or may not have been a Jew) who is stripped of clothing, beaten, and left half dead alongside the road. 

First a priest and then a Levite comes by, but both avoid the man. 

Finally, a Samaritan comes by. Samaritans and Jews generally despised each other, but the Samaritan helps the injured man. Jesus is described as telling the parable in response to the question from a lawyer, “And who is my neighbour?” whom Leviticus 19:18 says should be loved. Jesus answers his question in who is his neighbour, but also tells him to love his neighbour. His answer corresponds to his words the Gospel of Matthew 5:43-48, to love his enemy.

Then, afterwards we had a treasure hunt in the churchyard. 🙂