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Christingle, Brimington Parish Church, Staveley Road, 2004
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The Christingle has its origins in a Moravian children's service held in a castle in Germany on Christmas Eve in 1747. The bishop conducting the informal service gave each child a lighted candle, tied with a red ribbon, in memory of the Saviour's coming which he said has kindled a flame in each heart which keeps burning 'to His joy, and our happiness'. Much later, this simple candle was replaced by a more elaborate Christingle which is rich in symbolism. Our modern Christingle consists of: an orange representing the world, a red ribbon, tied round the orange representing the blood of Jesus; fruits and sweets, skewered on 4 cocktail sticks which are pushed into the orange representing God's good gifts - the fruits of the earth and the four seasons; a lighted candle, pushed into the centre of the orange representing Christ, the light of the world. www.thisischurch.com. St Michael and All Angels Church. The present building was constructed by Mitchell of Sheffield and opened for use on the 7th October 1847. The oldest part of the present church is the stone tower which was originally built in 1796 by Joshua Jebb. This was strengthened and raised in height in 1846 and has three old bells, the church clock and a gallery. The chancel was added to the church in 1891 by Naylor and Sale.