Join us to remember and celebrate the life of someone special…
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, of all faiths and none, is welcome to attend these free services, not just those who have experienced St Clare’s support first-hand.
This year we will be holding three services at St Clare Hospice, please click on the link below for more information on these services.
- Thursday 16th December, 7-8pm – FULLY BOOKED
- Saturday 18th December, 3-4pm
- Saturday 18th December , 7-8pm
We will also be holding a number of Light up a Life services throughout our local community for those that would rather attend their local church for a Light up a Life service.
The Light up a Life service in Ongar will be held at the St Martin’s Church on Thursday 2nd December 2021 at 4.30pm. Car parking is available on the High Street, Sainsbury’s car park or the Library car park.
Please click here to see what other local churches are holding a Light up a Life service this year.
You will only need to register for the Light up a Life services being held 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.
You can however use the below booking form to make a donation, add your dedication names to our Book of Remembrance and/or request a Light up a Life Star.
These services are kindly supported by Astro Lighting
Our Bereavement Support Helpline operates from 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday. The number to call is 01279 967670. It is free to call, though charges may apply in line with your standard network rate.
Anyone who has experienced the loss of someone close, whether recently or in the past, is welcome to call our Bereavement Support Helpline.
It may be that you are reaching out for support in regards to a recent loss, hoping to talk things through or find out what to do in the coming days and weeks after someone close has died.
Or, you may be calling because something has happened that has brought up difficult emotions in relation or a bereavement that happened a longer time ago. Or perhaps now is the time when you feel ready to reach out.
Everyone is welcome to call our Helpline in regards to anything related to grief, loss and bereavement.