For the 21st year, our Lights of Love service will bring people together to celebrate the lives of loved ones no longer with us but always in our thoughts.

Christmas is a time for family and friends and our two services, at St Chad’s Church, Shrewsbury, are a chance to share time in peace and reflection, as well as enjoying especially chosen music and readings.

The service culminates with the lighting of candles and the illumination of a Christmas tree festooned with hundreds of dedications to the loved ones of those present.

Severn Hospice matron, Clare Gregory, said: “Last year almost 1,000 people joined us to remember those they have lost and the moments they cherished; it really is a touching service.

“Christmas time is special, but it can also be difficult, and our Lights of Love is a chance for everyone to come together in remembrance and mutual support.”

The service helps raise funds for the hospice, which cares for families in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Mid Wales living with incurable illness.

The services will be held on Sunday 1 December at 1.30pm and 3.30pm, and as parking is extremely limited there is a coach shuttle service running regularly from Abbey Foregate car park.

Anyone can attend the services and make a dedication on the Christmas tree, they don’t have to have been a family cared for by the hospice.

Visit our Lights of Love page here to find out all the details.

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