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Christingle & Carol Service December 2006

The annual Christingle & Carol Service took place in St Peter's Church on the 17th December 2006, led by Jennifer Pardoe. The church was filled with over 200 people of all ages. The service included musical performances and tableau from LAMPS pupils. The Askam Town Silver Band played Christmas music and accompanied the congregation's carol singing.

The Children's Society works with churches throughout England and Wales to encourage families and friends to come into church to understand and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. During the service, children are each given a "Christingle", made from an orange symbolising the world, decorated with small fruits or sweets on sticks symbolising the fruits of the seasons, a red ribbon symbolising the blood of Christ, and a lighted candle as a symbol of Christ's light and love. Donations are collected to fund the society's ongoing voluntary work with the country's most vulnerable children and young people.

This year several of the village organisations made displays to decorate the church for the service. The Lindal Wives' Group, Buccleuch Hall Committee, Lindal & Marton Residents' Association, LAMPS, Lindal Playgroup, Brownies and Rainbows all participated. These groups, along with the performers, Christingle and refreshment-makers, and others who helped to run the service are all to be thanked for making this such a successful and enjoyable community event.

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