Families and friends to remember loved ones at Hospiscare’s Light up a Light service in Budleigh

Families and friends can remember their loved-ones at a service being held in December at St Peter’s Church, Budleigh Salterton.

The Hospiscare Light up a Life service, on Wednesday, December 4, starting at 6pm, has poems, candles and carols.

The charity, which gives free specialist care to terminally ill patients, has organised the services throughout Exeter, mid and East Devon for friends and families to remember those who have died.

The charity, which supports terminally ill people and their families, said Christmas can be an emotional time for those missing loved-ones.

Further Light up a Life services are planned for Ottery St Mary, Axminster, Seaton, Honiton and Exeter.

The final service, at Exeter Cathedral, is on Sunday, December 15 at 6.30pm.

The Hospiscare Christmas tree, outside the Cathedral, is lit at dusk each evening until Twelfth Night.

Sarah Smith, Hospiscare spokeswoman, said: “Our Light up a Life services are a beautiful way to remember someone special as Christmas approaches, and everyone is welcome.

“Hospiscare is very much part of the community and these services are a chance for those communities to gather and support one another.

“They offer not only the opportunity to reflect but also to celebrate the life of a loved one.”

Further Light up a Light services will be held in East Devon and Exeter at:

  • Topsham, St Margaret’s Church – Sunday, December 8, at 3pm.
  • Exeter, St Thomas Methodist Church – Monday, December 9, at 7pm.
  • Exeter, Pinhoe, Hall Church – Wednesday, December 4, at 3pm.
  • Ottery St Mary, St Mary’s Parish Church – Wednesday, December 11, at 7pm.
  • Axminster, St Mary the Virgin Church – Monday, December 2, at 6.30pm.
  • Seaton, St Gregory’s Church – Friday, December 13, at 6pm.
  • The Deer Park Honiton, Carols at the Park – Monday, December 9, at 6.30pm.
  • Exeter Cathedral – Sunday, December 15, at 6.30pm.

To find out more about making a dedication to be inscribed in Hospiscare’s Book of Memories, or sharing an online memory star, see the charity’s website here.

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