Weston Hospicecare’s upcoming Light Up A Life service will only be available online after coronavirus tier 3 measures were announced.
We had hoped to welcome up to 50 guests at each of the three planned services due to take place throughout the day on Monday 7 December.
The pre-recorded video of the service will be available to watch on this webpage from approximately 7.30pm on Monday 7 December 2020. If you are unable to watch tonight, it can be watched at a time to suit you at a later date.
Every Christmas, Light Up A Life gives those who are bereaved a chance to remember a loved one at a specially-organised and emotive church service.
The event will still take place at St Paul’s Church on Monday with no congregation and the recording will be released on Monday evening.
Paul Winspear, Weston Hospicecare’s Chief Executive, says “I’m sorry to inform you our Light Up A Life event will not be open to a congregation. It will instead revert to an online streamed service.”
The service will be made available to watch on this webpage and across the hospice’s digital channels.
Paul continued “I have taken this difficult decision further to the government’s tier system announcement on 26 November.
“I truly understand how very disappointing this will be for many people who were looking forward to our Light Up A Life service at St Paul’s Church in Weston as a special moment to remember a departed loved one.
“Light Up A Life stands out for me as the most special of all fundraising events because of what it signifies and gives to the people who attend.
“I must pay tribute to the staff of St. Paul’s Church in Weston-super-Mare. They have been marvellous in preparing for the Light Up A Life service with our own fantastic Events team who have worked tirelessly to plan and re-plan a safe event which would deliver all the necessary precautions.
“Weston Hospicecare is still very much here for you via our Family Support Team and Bereavement Counselling services. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need our support by calling 01934 423900.”
For those who are unable to access the online stream, please contact the hospice by calling 01934 423900 or by emailing email@example.com.