Remember someone special this December at St Clare Hospice
We would like to invite you, your family and friends to join us at one of this year’s Light up a Life services.
Light up a Life is a chance to come together with others who understand what it’s like to grieve the loss of someone special. Candles are lit at each service, with every shining light representing the life and memories of a loved one.
Each service is a wonderful inclusive occasion with music, readings and refreshments, and a moment of reflection for those who have held a special place in our hearts. Everyone is welcome to attend, whether you have experienced St Clare’s care or not, and no matter how long ago your loss was.
Join us at a Light up a Life service held at St Clare
We’ve got a number of Light up a Life services you can choose from, including an afternoon service on Saturday 16th December with children’s arts and crafts activities, led by our Child Bereavement Team. All three services will be held outside in a marquee at the hospice.
Thursday 14th December – Evening service – (7pm)
To join us for the evening Light up a Life service on Thursday 14th December, click here.
Saturday 16th December – Afternoon service – (4pm)
To join us for the afternoon Light up a Life service on Saturday 16th December, click here.
*Please come at 2.30pm if you wish to take part in the children’s arts and crafts activities.
Saturday 16th December – Evening service – (7pm)
To join us for the evening Light up a Life service on Saturday 16th December, click here.
Love is a light that cannot be dimmed…dedicate a star online in memory of someone special.
Celebrate the life and memory of someone who is dearly missed this Christmas time by dedicating a star on our virtual Light up a Life tree.
You can write a message of remembrance to your loved one, upload a picture and donate to St Clare if you wish, by clicking here.
Light up a Life services in West Essex
Can’t find a Light up a Life service at St Clare that fits in your diary? There are a number of services taking place across West Essex this December, you can find details of all of these services here: Light up a Life services in West Essex.
Have a question about Light up a Life? Read our Frequently Asked Questions below.
What is Light up a Life? Light up a Life involves a number of remembrance services held at St Clare Hospice. Bereaved people, from across West Essex and East Hertfordshire, can choose a service to attend with friends and family to celebrate the lives of people they miss dearly.
Why should I attend Light up a Life? This event provides with you the opportunity to bring your friends and family together as you remember those you miss dearly, all while joining others who understand what it’s like to grieve the loss of someone special.
Who can attend Light up a Life? We welcome anyone to attend who has been bereaved, whether it was recent or some time ago. You do not have to have a connection to St Clare Hospice to come along to this event.
How do I get a ticket for the St Clare Light up a Life services? Each St Clare service has its own dedicated event webpage where you can secure your tickets. You can find these by clicking on the date for the service of your choice below:
Tickets will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis, so please make sure you book as soon as possible to reserve your space.
I’m booking online. When do I need to book by? If you’d like to dedicate a star to someone special to you and have their name included in the Book of Remembrance, we ask that you make your booking by Friday 17th November.
I’ve received a postal invitation. When do I need to RSVP by? We ask that you RSVP for one of our Light up a Life services by Friday 17th November. If you’d like to dedicate a star to your loved one(s) and make a dedication in the Book of Remembrance, please send these with your RSVP.
Alternatively, you can also make your booking online.
When do I receive my tickets? Please allow up to 2 weeks after we have received your booking.
Where are the services held? The services are held outside, in a marquee, on the Hospice grounds. We ask that attendees please dress appropriately for the weather.
Where can I park? We have free onsite parking available at the hospice, with accessible parking spots.
Is this event accessible? The marquee is located on the Hospice’s field with uneven terrain. Upon entrance to the field, there is a small step, followed by a small section of gravel until you reach the entrance of the marquee which has hard flooring.
The stallholders will be located inside of the main Hospice building in the dining room. The building is wheelchair accessible with access to assistive and disabled toilets. There is a hearing loop available on site.
Do I need a ticket for the Light up a Life services in the community? No. You do not need to secure tickets for the services being held in the community across West Essex. Simply just show up! You can find out more about these services here: Light up a Life services in West Essex