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).
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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