Dedicate a Light to someone special this Christmas
Join us this year as we gather together once again to think of those close to us, remember loved ones and absent friends. This time allows us the opportunity to reflect on their lives and those whose memories we treasure. Our Lights for Love services are a moving tribute to those we miss the most at Christmas.
The lights of Christmas light up our dark nights. It is with these lights that we symbolise our love for someone special, wherever we are, wherever they may be.
Many people support the appeal because they were supported by care from The Wisdom Hospice, but you don’t need to have any connection to the hospice to participate. Everyone, of any age, is welcome to join in.
This years services
We, therefore, invite you to join us at one of our services either in Rochester, Sittingbourne or Minster as we come together to remember and celebrate the lives of our loved ones that are no longer with us.
Friday 24th November at 5.30pm - Rochester Cathedral, Garth House, The Precinct, Rochester, ME1 1SX
Tuesday 28th November at 6pm - Highsted Grammar School, Highsted Road, Sittingbourne, ME10 4PT
Thursday 30th November at 6pm - Minster Abbey, Union Road, Minster on Sea, Sheppey, ME12 2HE
Make your Dedication
Click the button below and fill in the form to make your dedication online
Dedications made after the 17th of November will still be included in the Dedication book, they will be added to the Late Entries section to the back of the book in the new year.
You will still receive your Lights for Love card in January.
Every dedication, of whatever size, is very gratefully received and we thank you wholeheartedly
This years Badge
Making a Dedication
Every dedication we receive will be included in our Books of Remembrance. A special card will be sent to you for you to keep, along with a hospice star for you to hang on your tree at home or bring to a service.
Your donation will help us to continue to care for future patients and their families throughout the year, not just at Christmas.
Please note the deadline for dedications for our Book of Remembrance is Friday 17th November 2023 at 9am. After this, late entries will be inserted at the back of the books.
If you do not wish to make your dedication online and have not already received a Lights for Love form in the post.
Please download it below and either complete it digitally and email it back to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or print it out and post it to us at listed to the right >>>
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The Friends of the Wisdom Hospice
Lights for Love 2023
Viewing The Books of Remembrance
The Lights for Love books can be viewed at Rochester Cathedral, Tunstall Church (service at Highsted Grammar School) and Minster Abbey after their respective services and will be in situ until the 3rd January 2024. The virtual book is available below.
Every dedication we receive will be included in our books of remembrance. Entries received after 9am on Friday 17th November will be included at the back of the Rochester Cathedral book after all the services have finished, thank you for your patience.
We do apologise that we can not alter the virtual book after the dedication deadline date.
All dedications are recorded alphabetically by the surname of the donor who sent in the dedication.
Viewing The Books of Remembrance
This year our Books of Remembrance are kindly being hosted at the following places of worship. Please click the links to be directed to their websites to see their visiting hours over the festive period.
Rochester Cathedral - https://www.rochestercathedral.org/visitinginformation
Tunstall Church, Sittingbourne - http://beneficeoftunstallandbredgar.org.uk/tunstall-services/
Minster Abbey, Isle-of-Sheppey - https://www.westsheppeyparish.org.uk/minster-abbey