Thursday’s Lights of Love offers a chance to remember lost loved ones


The lighting of the Christmas Tree at Banbury Cross will precede the event in St Mary’s Church

Friends and family who have lost loved ones are being invited to attend Katharine House Hospice’s annual Lights of Love in Banbury tomorrow evening.

The special non-religious event at St Mary’s Church gives people the chance to unite in a celebration of those no longer with us.    

A new Katharine House Hospice choir will perform at the Lights of Love, having been formed for the event.  The choir includes staff and volunteers from all parts of the hospice.   They have chosen special songs that celebrate the lives of loved ones.

The names of loved ones lost will be displayed on a screen at the venue and the programme will also feature a string quartet, poems, and reflections from members of staff.

Lights of Love begins at 6.30pm, but is preceded by the lighting of the Christmas tree at Banbury Cross at 5.30pm, in keeping with tradition.   The tree has been provided by Banbury Town Council, who have worked in Partnership with Katherine House to enable the event to happen. 

Katharine House Hospice CEO, Trevor Johnson, said: “For many in our community, this is an important moment in the year; a chance to come together with others and remember those we have lost.

“This year’s Lights of Love, open to all, whether you have a different faith or none at all, will feature music, poetry, and reflections from members of staff at the hospice. We hope you will join us as we come together to remember and celebrate the lives of those we have loved who are no longer with us.”

Guests will be invited to join hospice staff and volunteers for a drink and mince pie after the event.

Lights of Love is part sponsored by Norbar Torque Tools Ltd. Places at the event can be reserved here.

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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