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 Service
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. This year our Rochester service will also be streamed live here on our website at 5:25 pm on Friday 26th November.
Garth House, The Precinct, Rochester, ME1 1SX Friday 26th November at 5:25pm.
Minster Abbey Sheppey
Union Road, Minster on Sea, Sheppey, ME12 2HE Thursday 2nd December at 6pm
Our Lights for Love services will follow government guidance for Covid-19 precautions. We would advise that you wear face masks when attending any of our services. We will be filming at our Rochester Cathedral service. If you do not wish to appear on camera please speak to a member of staff who will show you to appropriate seats.
Please note our Rochester service will be live streamed for those unable to attend in person
Highsted Grammar School
Highsted Road, Sittingbourne, ME10 4PT
Tuesday 30th November at 6pm
It is with regret that we have taken the difficult decision to cancel our Lights for Love Service at Highsted Grammar School tomorrow evening, Tuesday 30th November.
The health and safety of our supporters, pupils and staff at Highsted Grammar School is our main priority and has led us to this decision.
This continues to be a difficult time for us all and we hope you understand our decision.
Please stay safe and we wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and a healthy New Year
Watch our 2021 Lights for Love Service
Live from Rochester Catherdral on the 26th of November at 5.25pm GMT
Make your Dedication
Click the button below and fill in the form to make your dedication online
Dedications made after the 15th of December 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
Making a Dedication
Every dedication we receive will be included in our Virtual Book of Remembrance, which can be viewed here at any time. 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.
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 19th November at 9 am. After this, late entries will be inserted at the back of the book.
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 email@example.com or print it out and post it to us at;
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The Friends of the Wisdom Hospice
Lights for Love 2021
Viewing The Virtual Book of Rememberance
Every dedication we receive will be included in our Virtual Book of Remembrance, All dedications are recorded alphabetically by the surname of the donor who sent in the dedication.
Entries received after 9 am on Friday 26th November will be included at the back of the virtual book. Please allow a few days for late dedications to be processed and uploaded.
Viewing The Books of Rememberance
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-1/