Shine a light for a lost loved one

By Tim Clarke Thursday 08 November 2012 Updated: 08/11 16:09

LIGHTS of love will be shining in Worcester when the annual St Richard’s Hospice Christmas campaign begins on Friday, November 16.

People can dedicate a light in memory of someone special and for a donation it will shine on the St Richard’s Hospice Christmas Tree in St Andrew’s Spire throughout December.

The festive campaign will begin with the Lights of Love evening service at Worcester Cathedral which in previous years has seen more than 1,000 people fill the pews.

For the first time this year, there will be an extra service at 3pm on Friday as well as the usual event at 7pm. Anyone who has lost a loved one is welcome to dedicate a light and attend the moving services which will both be led by the Dean of Worcester the Very Reverend Peter Atkinson and chaplain Rev David Knight.

Opera singer Anne Lindstrum will be performing during the evening service.

After the 7pm service there will be a candlelit procession to the Christmas tree in nearby St Andrew’s Spire, Deansway, for the switching on of the dedicated lights with BBC Hereford and Worcester’s Tony Fisher.

Those attending the Cathedral services are asked to arrive half an hour before they begin.

To make a dedication visit strichards.org.uk/lightsoflove or call 01905 763963.

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