Light up a Life: Ongar

Thursday 7th December 2023
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
St Martin’s Church
A boy reading a song book by candlelight

Remember someone special this December at St Martin’s Church, Ongar

We would like to invite you, your family and friends to join us at this year’s Light up a Life service held in Ongar.

Light up a Life is our annual celebration of everything that St Clare stands for – joining together with families from across our community in honour of their loved ones. Candles are lit as we remember, with every shining light representing the life and memories of a loved one.

Everyone is welcome to attend, all all faiths and none, whether you have experienced St Clare’s care or not, and no matter how long ago your loss was.

Our Ongar event will be held at St Martin’s Church on Thursday 7th December 2023 at 4.30pm.

You will only need to register for the Light up a Life services at St Clare Hospice – if you want to attend a service held by a local church, such as Ongar, please just arrive on the day at the time listed.

Light up a Life stars, dedications and donations

If you’d like to request a Light up a Life star to put on your personal tree, dedicate names to the Book of Remembrance or make a donation to the hospice, please use the below booking form.


St Clare Hospice Light up a Life services

Want to come along to a Hospice service? We will also be holding three Light up a Life services at the hospice, please click on the links below for more information:

GriefLine – if you want to talk, we’re here.

GriefLine (01279 945089) is a local resource offering emotional support across West Essex and East Herts to anyone struggling with their grief around the loss of someone.

It doesn’t matter if your loss was recently or in the past, our trained bereavement volunteers are here to listen. We will give you a non-judgemental space to talk about how you are feeling and offer emotional support.

GriefLine can also help if you are looking for support for a family member, friend, or for a young person.

GriefLine is available to call from 8am to 5pm every weekday and up to 8pm on Tuesday and Thursday*.

*Excluding Bank Holidays. GriefLine is free to call, though charges may apply in line with your standard network rate.

If you’d like to speak to someone about this year’s Light up a Life services, please get in touch with our Fundraising Team on 01279 773750 or email

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