Christingle service at Peterborough Cathedral - in pictures

Christingle service at Peterborough Cathedral. EMN-141220-174832009
Christingle service at Peterborough Cathedral. EMN-141220-174832009

A record number of adults and children attended a special Christmas service held at Peterborough Cathedral.

About 800 adults and children took part in the cathedral’s Christingle service on Saturday (20 December).

Christingle service at Peterborough Cathedral. EMN-141220-174528009

Christingle service at Peterborough Cathedral. EMN-141220-174528009

The annual service for young children and families included an array of seasonal readings, carols and other music.

During the service children received a lighted Christingle – an orange to represent the world with a candle representing Jesus as the light of the world.

Afterwards a cathedral spokeswoman said: “The Christingle service was better attended than ever this year with nearly 800 people in the congregation.

“During the service the congregation was invited to embark on a ‘mini pilgrimage’ leaving their seats in the nave and making their way to the high alter.”

She said that a collection at the service had raised £867 for the Children’s Society.

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