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SEATON: Shine a light of remembrance at special service
Thursday, 12 December 2013
Hospiscare is inviting people to remember their loved ones this Christmas at a remembrance service being held at Seaton Methodist Church, Seaton on December 13th.
Hospiscare’s uplifting “Services of Light” are taking place across Exeter, mid and east Devon during November and December, giving people the chance to honour those they have lost at what can be a difficult time of year.
The services are open to anyone wishing to remember someone special who has passed away.
Those attending the service, which begins at 7pm, will be given a candle to light in memory of their loved one which will illuminate the altar during prayers, readings and hymns.
Hospiscare Chaplain Nigel Mason said: “Hospiscare invites us all to remember loved ones who have died and invites everyone to attend the Service of Light where candles will shine brightly in their memory.”
The Services of Light have been a source of comfort to many since they began in 2001 and are often a chance to talk and share thoughts with Hospiscare Support groups as well as Hospiscare nurses and members of staff who attend the services.
Hospiscare Support Group Co-ordinator Barry Carpenter said: “The run up to Christmas can be a difficult time for those who have been bereaved; we are told to have a wonderful and happy Christmas but, for some, it is a time that brings to mind how much loved ones are missed. Our services are there to recognise this and give comfort.”
As well as the Service of Light, Hospiscare is also inviting people to honour lost friends and family by recording their name in a Book of Memories and dedicating a light to them on the Tree of Light, which will be lit every evening at Exeter Cathedral Green during December until January 6, 2014.
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