Help vulnerable children in Merseyside feel like they belong this Christmas

Churches in Merseyside are inviting their local communities to help bring hope and a sense of belonging to some of the UK’s most vulnerable children this festive season by supporting their Christingle celebration for The Children’s Society. 

A number of services are being held throughout December and beyond, and are open to everyone.  All funds raised will go towards providing life-changing support for vulnerable children and young people who face huge life challenges like abuse, neglect or exploitation.  

Families and communities are welcome to come and celebrate at the festive fundraising events, which revolve around children decorating oranges with red ribbon, cocktail sticks and sweets. These, as well as a candle, highlight different parts of the Christian story. 

Christingle is a tradition that has been taking place for over half a century and these events are an opportunity for people of all ages to join in, light a candle and enjoy the warmth and connection of this special festive occasion. 

With thousands of people attending each year, the Christingle events play a key role in supporting The Children’s Society’s vital work to help some of this country’s most vulnerable children.  

Mark Russell, Chief Executive of The Children’s Society, said: “We’re thrilled that so many Christingle events are happening across Merseyside to help us be there for the vulnerable children we support and we’re truly grateful to everyone who attends for their support.   
“These Christingle events in Merseyside and across the country make it possible for us to continue with our vital work and transform the lives of even more children in need of our help.” 

To find out about local Christingles near you visit  

Christingles being held in Merseyside include services at:  

Event dateStart timeVenuePostcode
14/12/202218:30St Athanasius with St Marys Church, KirkdaleL4 1OQ
14/12/202218:00Heygarth Primary School – St Marys Church, EasthamCH62 0AG
18/12/202210:30St Stephen in the Banks, SouthportPR9 8ES
24/12/202216:00Ainsdale Village ChurchPR8 3HW
24/12/202216:00St Stephens Church, HightownL38 0BL
24/12/202217:00St Matthew & St James Church, Mossley HillL18 8DB
24/12/202216:30All Saints Church, StoneycroftL13 5SH
24/12/202215:00St Peters Church, FormbyL37 2JN
24/12/202215:00All Saints with St Frideswydes Church, CrosbyL23 9TQ
24/12/202214:00All Hallows Church, AllertonL18 6JJ
24/12/202214:00All Hallows Church, AllertonL18 6JJ
24/12/202216:00St Peters Church, Birkdale, SouthportPR8 4BY

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