MP joins St James' School for Christingle service


Arundel and South Downs MP Nick Herbert joined the children of St James’ School for their annual Christingle service at St Giles’ Church in Coldwaltham on Friday (15 December).

The service was taken by Father Peter Mallinson and included the lighting of the Paschal candle from which the children’s Christingles were lit.

This popular Advent service also helps to raise money and awareness for The Children’s Society.  Over £1 million is raised at Christingle events each year.   These funds are vital in helping the charity to continue supporting vulnerable children and young people.

Mr Herbert also met with the deputy headteacher and governors after the service.

He said: “I very much enjoyed visiting the school, joining the service and seeing the children who were all very proud of their handmade Christingles.  It was lovely to be able to take part in their celebration and to wish the children, parents and staff a very happy Christmas.”


 1.     Photograph – Nick Herbert and Father Peter with (back left to right) Abigale Rigby, Arran Sibbald, Harry Rigby, Sam Nelson and Margot Hall.

 2.     Further information about how Christingle supports The Children’s Society see