Light up a Life services

Join us at 4pm on Sunday 1 December at Mountbatten Hospice where our tree will be lit, and we will light candles in memory of all those we have loved and lost. 

Around 400 people attend the outdoor service where carols are sung, readings are shared, and prayers are said. After the service, people gather in the John Cheverton Centre to enjoy a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie. There is also the opportunity to view the Book of Remembrance and to write a personal message and add it to a dedication tree inside the building.

Due to the popularity of the event, this year there will be a free park and ride service from Seaclose Recreation Ground (PO30 2QS) to Mountbatten Hospice between 3pm – 6pm. Spaces are limited so be prepared to find alternative parking, if required. Only disabled parking will be allowed in the Hospice car park.

You are also welcome at any of the special Light up a Life services taking place across the Island during December, details below.

If you are not able to attend the service you can still take part by making a donation to dedicate a light, in memory of your loved one this Christmas.

Light up a Life Services 

Location

Date

Time

Arreton

St George's Church

12-Dec

6:30pm

Bembridge

Lane End Court* (lantern parade)  Holy Trinity CoE (service)

07-Dec

5pm, Lane End Court

Brading

St Mary's the Virgin Church

14-Dec

6pm

Brighstone

St Mary's Church

04-Dec

7pm

Cowes

Cowes Methodist Church

05-Dec

6:30pm

Freshwater

St Agnes Church

08-Dec

6pm

Lake*

Thearles Green

14-Dec

12pm

Newchurch

All Saints Church Hall

05-Dec

6:30pm

Newport*

Mountbatten Hospice

01-Dec

4pm

Rookley*

Rookley Green

09-Dec

6:30pm

Ryde - Carol service

All Saints Church

18-Dec

6:30pm

Seaview

St Peter's Church

07-Dec

7pm

Shanklin

Shanklin URC

06-Dec

7pm

St Helens

The Vine Inn

01-Dec

7pm

Ventnor

St Catherine's Church

11-Dec

tbc 

Wootton

The Cedars Pub

05-Dec

6:30pm

Whippingham

Isle of Wight Crematorium

13-Dec

7pm

Yarmouth*

The Square, Yarmouth

07-Dec

6pm

*please note this is an outdoor service so make sure to wrap up warmly.