Carols by candlelight sees a sparkling end to the year

Christingles for Todmorden CE school children at St Mary's Church

Christingles for Todmorden CE school children at St Mary's Church

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CHILDREN took part in a Christingle service to celebrate the end of term and the start of the Christmas holidays.

Pupils from Todmorden C of E School held a traditional Christingle service at St Mary’s Church, Todmorden, on the last day of term.

Each of the children lit a candle mounted on an orange and decorated with fruit, sweets and ribbon.

The orange represents the world, the red ribbon indicates the love and blood of Jesus, the fruit and sweets are symbols of God’s creations and the lit candle symbolises Jesus the light of the world.

A school spokesperson said it was a lovely way to round off a busy term.

l Turn to pages eight and nine for our double page spread of pictures from school nativities in the upper Calder Valley