The christening candle symbolizes the new life as the candle is lit. It is also referred to the light of Christ.
Common descriptions for what the Baptism Candlelight symbolises include:
- illuminating the light ahead
- opening the child’s eyes to the light of creation
- and seeing these things through the eyes of Jesus Christ.
The christening candle is designed to stay with the child throughout their life, as a keepsake of their baptism and to remind them to ‘keep their light shining.