Make a dedication that shines on this website, is published in a Book of Remembrance and printed on a Remembrance Wall outside Hereford Cathedral. 

Celebrate your loved one’s life with us through an online service filled with moments to remember.

For many of our supporters lighting a candle during one of our Light up a Life services, alongside other people who have also lost someone they love, is one of their most poignant, emotional and beautiful moments of the year.

This year, more than ever, we will all be aware of loved ones who have died, and we will want to remember them. Although we are unable to come together as usual, we are inviting you to join us for a ‘virtual’ service filmed at Hereford Cathedral, which we will broadcast online on Sunday 20th December at 5pm, and make available to view thereafter. 

Filled with love and moments to remember, you will be able to enjoy readings, music, poetry, and take part in a community-wide simultaneous lighting of candles where each tiny flame will have a far-reaching effect. 

You can also celebrate your loved one’s life with a dedication on this website.

From 20th December, we will display your dedication in the grounds of St Michael’s Hospice in a Book of Remembrance and the name of the person you are shining a light for can be read on a Wall of Remembrance in the grounds of Hereford Cathedral.

To ensure your dedication is included in the Book of Remembrance and the name of your loved one is placed on the Remembrance Wall please make your online dedication by Wednesday 9th December. 

Once you have made your dedication, you are welcome to collect a Light up a Life candle and dedication tree tag from one of our St Michael’s Hospice Shops or Home and Living Stores (click here to check opening times).

We know how important coming together for Light up a Life is for many people, so we hope you’ll agree with our alternative plans to mark this occasion during these difficult times. 

The event will also always raise vital funds for your Hospice, which will help us continue our care and support while Coronavirus stops our fundraising activities.