Sue Ryder’s Lights of Love Service – Remember Your Loved Ones

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With this in mind, Sue Ryder – the charity for palliative, neurological, and bereavement support would like to invite local residents in the Wallingford and surrounding areas to attend a very special Christmas carol service at St Mary’s Church on Wednesday 4 December 2019 from 6:30pm until 7:45pm.

Sue Ryder’s much-loved annual Lights of Love service, sponsored by A.B. Walker, will feature beautiful music from two local choirs – Tamesis chamber choir, a fantastic un-conventional choir whose voices will be accompanied by a talented organist, and Crowmarsh Gifford Primary School Choir whose angelic tones will welcome guests as they take their seats at 7pm.

Lights of Love is a great opportunity for friends and family to get together and remember loved ones who have passed this Christmas, with touching readings from Father Jeremy from St Marys Church, Sue Ryder Nurses, and a thoughtful speech from South Oxfordshire Palliative Care Hub’s Head of Fundraising; Fern Haynes.

To let the memory of lost loved ones shine bright, all those attending the Lights of Love service will be invited to write a dedication on a star, which will be hung on a tree of lights.

After the service, Sue Ryder will be selling hot drinks including mulled wine, tea and coffee as well as delicious cake and festive mince pies.

Fern Haynes, South Oxfordshire Palliative Care Hub’s Head of Fundraising said: “Christmas is a very special time of year for many people, and our Lights of Love service aims to bring together the local community to celebrate the lives of loved ones during a time that might be hard for some.

“It is such an emotional and touching event and a wonderful opportunity to remember those who can no longer be here with us.”

To find out more visit the Sue Ryder website or to RSVP to the free-to-attend event email


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