RESIDENTS at the White Rose Residential and Nursing Care home in Thongsbridge have celebrated the festive season with a Christingle service.
Relatives also attended the service at the home on Sunday. It was conducted by the Rev Di Ellerton, Anglican minister at St John's Church in Upperthong.
Each person was given a Christingle - an orange with a candle stuck inside, red ribbon tied around it and sweets and nuts stuck into it.
The idea is that the orange represents the world, the sweets and nuts are the fruits of the earth, the ribbon represents Jesus' blood and the candle represents Jesus - the light of the world.
The Christingle oranges for the service were made by children from Thongsbridge.
The service was organised by the Rev Ellerton, Joan Woodall - whose mother Connie Wright is a resident - and the Rev Trevor Capstick, Methodist minister for Meltham, Honley, Brockholes and Wooldale.
Both the Rev Capstick and the Rev Ellerton conduct three-weekly services at the care home.
The initiative was started in October by Mrs Woodall.
She said: "It's quite a new home - it opened in July - so there was nothing much going on for the residents.
"So I got the churches involved, because a lot of the residents have been churchgoers all their lives.