Light up a Life

The annual carol service to support Havens Hospices took place with a capacity congregation. It was led by the hospices’ chaplain, Rev Jane Guest with members of staff, including the hospice choir, taking part. Hadleigh Temple Singing Company also took part.

The service featured the lighting of the Light up a Life candle and members of the congregation had candles which were lit from the flame of the main candle to remember a loved one.

Following the candle lighting those who wished followed Rev Guest outside the hall where her colleague, Rev Rick Williams, led the countdown to the switching on of the Christmas tree lights and pronounced the blessing. Members of the Temple provided tea and coffee for the congregation after the service.

Lighting the candle
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A hospice worker lights the Light up a Life candle watched by Rev Guest

 

Congregation with candles
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In the darkened hall, the candles held by the congregation burn brightly

 

Congregation in foyer
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Some of the congregation had to take part from the foyer

 

Congregatoin outside
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Some braved the cold to go outside for the switching on of the tree lights

Rev Williams ends with the blessing
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Rev Williams ends with the blessing

 

Lit up Christmas tree
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The lit up Christmas tree

 

More information on Light up a Life can be found at http://www.havenslual.co.uk/


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