Christian Aid - We stand together. For dignity. For equality. For justice.
Everyone is equal in the sight of God. Yet we live in a world where poverty still persists. Poverty is an outrage against humanity. It robs people of their dignity and lets injustice thrive. But together we have the power to transform lives. For over 70 years, we’ve been standing with the poorest of our neighbours. We work in 37 countries, with people of all faiths and none, to stand up for dignity, equality and justice.
Together we can create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty.
For information about Christian Aid in the East of England please visit their Facebook page here.
The Mothers’ Union is an international Christian charity with over four million members in 83 countries across the world. Our vision is of a world where God's love is shown through loving, respectful, and flourishing relationships. Our purpose is to demonstrate the Christian faith in action by the transformation of communities worldwide through the nurture of the family in its many forms. We have around 50 very active Suffolk branches and over 1000 members in our diocese; membership is open to women and men who have been baptised in the name of the Trinity and who support the aim and purpose of the MU.
For more information on MU click here.
The Children's Society - We listen. We support. We act.
A national charity that works with the country's most vulnerable children and young people. Because no child should feel alone.
Supports thousands of children from a range of backgrounds, providing them with the help and resources they need to overcome situations in their lives.
What is a Christingle?
Many of our churches hold Chrstingle services during December to raise funds for the Children's Society. Christingles are lit during the service: an orange decorated with red tape, sweets and a candle. With your help, Christingle raises vital funds to help children who are facing Christmas alone and are unable to cope. Christingle celebrations are an opportunity to bring whole communities together, to share the Christian story and to experience the joy and wonder of this well-loved Christmas tradition. Each element of a Christingle has a special meaning and helps to tell the Christian story:
- The orange represents the world
- The red ribbon (or tape) symbolises the love and blood of Christ
- The sweets and dried fruit represent all of God’s creations
- The lit candle represents Jesus’s light in the world, bringing hope to people living in darkness.