Light Up a Life

“We never lose the ones we love,
For memory keeps them near –
Time dims the loss and lets love
Shine bright and sweet and clear.”

Light Up a Life is a series of special events that take place around the UK during November and December each year. The events are organised to help families and friends to come together to remember and celebrate the lives of loved ones.

Light up a Life

For Christmas 2019 Light up a Life will be taking a different format. We will be inviting local churches to host their own services to give people the opportunity to remember their loved ones as well taking an offering for St David’s Hospice Care. We will be providing an array of resources to support the churches, such as carol sheets and memory candles and are hopeful that by organising Light Up a Life this way there will be more services than in previous years.

Churches will register their intention to hold a service which we will then advertise via our website, on our various social media platforms and retail outlets.

  • Events can be added to our website HERE

We are also inviting people to visit our on-line memory book which is open all year round but is something that families especially appreciate at Christmas time.

Thanks to our online memory book you may add your loved one’s name and a message to be displayed. Click the below button to make your donation and pay tribute to those you’d like remembered.

A new development for late 2019 is the start of a series of regular memorial services. These will be held every two months at various locations in the area covered by St David’s and will be an opportunity for recently bereaved families to remember their loved ones. These services will be organised by our resident chaplain Revd. Andrew Webster who can be contacted at the e-mail address below should you require more information concerning Light up a Life or the memorial services.

Contact Details

Please see below and note what date the service will be in your preferred venue.

  • December 1st – Elim Church, Pontypridd, CF37 4RD – 6PM
  • December 3rd – St Basil’s, Basseleg, NP10 8LD – 7PM
  • December 4th – Methodist Church, Llanyrafon, NP44 8RA – 7PM
  • December 9th – St Hilda’s, Griffithstown, NP4 5DJ – 7PM
  • December 10th – St Martins, Caerphilly, CF83 1EF – 7PM
  • December 12th – Holy Trinity Church, Newport, NP18 1JJ – 7PM
  • December 16th – St Edmund’s, Crickhowell, NP8 1BB – 6.30PM
  • December 17th – Norton Bridge Methodist Church, CF37 3FL – 7PM

Each service is an opportunity to celebrate the lives of your loved ones and give thanks for the memories you carry with you. Light a candle and remember how they illuminated your life.

These services can only take place with the generosity of the local churches and chapels and we are very grateful to their members for their support year on year.

Thank you for supporting St David’s Hospice Care.

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