Bishop Nick to preach at Hospice Light up a Life services

Remembering loved ones with Wakefield Hospice’s Light Up a Life services

Bishop Nick will be in Wakefield Cathedral this Sunday to preach at the annual Wakefield Hospice Light up a Life services.

Our Diocesan bishop will preach at two of the Tree of Lights services at 2pm and 5pm in the Cathedral which are already fully booked.

Canon Missioner, Canon Tony Macpherson said: “This is a special time of year, but for some families it can be bitter sweet.

“Here at the cathedral we are delighted to have been working with Wakefield Hospice for many years to highlight and support the vital work they do and provide families with an opportunity to remember and say thanks for their loved ones who have died,” he said.

There are four Light up a Life services this Christmas when people will be able to celebrate the memory of a loved one by dedicating a light on the hospice’s Tree of Lights. A special banner made by children who have lost parents or grandparents in the hospice will be carried  by those children at the services.

The first service will be held at Wakefield Hospice, on Aberford Road, at 6.30pm on December 5 – it is the first time the Light up a Life service will be held in the hospice grounds and volunteers have worked tirelessly to plant a new Tree of Lights to create a permanent addition in the hospice gardens.



Pictured here is the Tree of Life just arrived in Wakefield Cathedral ready for the two services this Sunday.

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