Light up a Life 2019

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Join us to remember and celebrate the life of someone special this Christmas.
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Christmas can be a very emotional occasion, a special season for spending time with friends and family, and for remembering those who are no longer with us. Their absence can be deeply felt, whether their death was recent, or if many years have passed.

Light up a Life is our Christmas time celebration of everything that St Clare stands for – standing side by side with families from across our community in honour of their loved ones.

This year, seven unique services will be held throughout our catchment area in November and December with carols, music, readings and refreshments, in the company of those who understand. Candles are lit at each service, every shining light representing the life and memories of a loved one.

Our Book of Remembrance

Our Light up a Life 2019 Book of Remembrance offers you the opportunity to make a personal dedication to someone special within our special, hardback book, which is situated in our Hospice Sanctuary and will be on display throughout the festive season.

If you would like to make a dedication to someone special who has died, during Light Up A Life 2019, you can add their name and a short, personal message to our Book of Remembrance. If you are unable to attend a Light up a Life service, you can still make a dedication in our Book of Remembrance.

Submissions to our Book of Remembrance will open in Autumn 2019. Please check back soon!

Join us

We know how much our annual Light up a Life services mean to so many families across West Essex and East Herts and welcome you to join us this year. Each service is free to attend and open to everyone, whatever their faith – and is not only for the many patients and families St Clare has helped.

Please note: New for 2019, our Light up a Life services at St Clare Hospice in Hastingwood will be ticketed. Booking will open in Autumn 2019. 

This year, we are offering Light up a Life services at different venues throughout your local area. We would love for you to join us at one of these events.

The Abbey Church

Waltham Abbey
7:00pm Thursday 5th December

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Methodist Church

Loughton
4:30pm Saturday 30th November

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St Martin’s Church

Chipping Ongar
4:00pm Wednesday 4th December

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St John the Baptist

A crowd (including children) singing carols

Epping
7:00pm Tuesday 17th December

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St Clare Hospice

Hastingwood
7:00pm Wednesday 18th December

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St Clare Hospice

Hastingwood
4:30pm Saturday 21st December

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St Clare Hospice

Hastingwood
6:30pm Saturday 21st December

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If you would like to find out more about these special events, please call our Fundraising Team on 01279 773 750 or email fund@stclarehospice.org.uk