It's that time of year again when we welcome people to come together at our annual Lights of Love services to remember precious babies gone too soon. 

Our Lights of Love services, and other seasonal events, take place across the country every year with readings, music, and candle lighting. We know that many people find this a challenging time of year. Lights of Love is designed to provide peace and comfort to parents, siblings and anyone else affected by pregnancy or baby loss, helping them to prepare emotionally for other seasonal celebrations in which they are taking part. 

It’s so heartwarming to see so many local services taking place across the UK again this year for families to be able to attend and come together. Please find your local Lights of Love service below. 

Lights of Love - London

We are delighted to announce that this year we will be hosting an in-person Lights of Love service in London to give people the opportunity to come together and remember their much-loved babies. 

The service will take place at St Paul’s Church, 32A Wilton Place, London SW1X 8SH on Friday 1 December 2023 from 7pm and will last one hour. 

All are welcome at this event, adults, and children, of any faith and none. The readings are not religious, though please be aware that it will take place in a church and that music will include traditional Christmas carols.

Local Lights of Love services:

Guernsey, Friday 1 December

Location: St Saviour's Parish Church

Time: Friday, 1 December from 7.30pm

Oxford, Sunday 19 November

Location: St Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, Oxford OX3 7SS

Time: Sunday 19 November from 2.30pm

Cardiff, Friday 1 December

Location: Church of Saint John the Evangelist, Cardiff CF5 1NX

Time: Friday 1 December, from 7pm

Hertford, Friday 1 December

Location: Holy Trinity Church, Hertford SG14 3JJ

Time: Friday, 1 December from 7pm

London, Friday 1 December

Location: St Paul's Church, 32A Wilton Place, London, SW1X 8SH

Time: Friday, 1 December from 7.00pm

To attend this service, please register your place(s)

Grimsby, Saturday 2 December

Location: Salvation Army Duncombe Street

Time: Saturday, 2 December from 3pm

Clacton-On-Sea, Sunday 3 December

LocationPier Avenue Baptist Church

Time: Sunday, 3 December from 3pm

Rettendon (Essex), Sunday 3 December

Location: All Saints Church, Church Chase, Rettendon CM3 8DR

Time: Sunday 3 December from 3pm

Kirkcaldy, Sunday 3 December

Location: Abbotshall Church, Kirkcaldy KY2 5PA

Time: Sunday, 3 December from 1.30pm

Glengormley, Sunday 3 December

Location: Carnmoney Parish Church, Glengormley BT36 6DJ

Time: Sunday 3 December, from 6.30pm

Derry, Sunday 3 December

Location: All Saints Clooney Church of Ireland, Londonderry BT47 6AP

Time: Sunday, 3 December from 3:00pm

Belfast, Wedneday 6 December

Location: St Jude’s Church, Belfast BT7 2GE

Time: Wednesday, 6 December from 7:30pm

Stirling, Friday 8 December

Location: St Mary's Church, Upper Bridge Street, Stirling FK8 1ES

Time: Friday, 8 December from 7.30pm

Castlederg, Friday 8 December

Location: Derg Parish Church, Castlederg BT81 7AY

Time: Friday, 8 December, from 7.30pm

Portadown, Friday 8 December

Location: St Mark's Church, Portadown BT62 3LG

Time: Friday, 8 December, from 7:30pm

Downpatrick, Saturday 9 December

Location: St Patrick's Church, Downpatrick BT30 6DR

Time: Saturday, 9 December, from 7pm

Aberdeen, Sunday 10 December

Location: Aberdeen Royal Infirmary Chapel (Pink Zone), Aberdeen AB25 2ZN

Time: Sunday, 10 December from 10.30am

Derby, Sunday 10 December

Location: Markeaton Crematorium, Derby DE22 4NH

Time: Sunday, 10 December from 11am

This is not a Lights of Love service. It is an informal occasion where people come and go any time between 11am and 2am to place a Christmas dedication on one of three Christmas trees, light a candle, enjoy refreshments and chat.

Bedford, Sunday 10 December

Location: St Andrew’s Church, Bedford MK40 2PF

Time: Sunday, 10 December from 4pm.

Northampton, Sunday 10 December

Location: Northampton High School for Girls, Hardingstone NN4 6UU

Time: Sunday 10 December, from 2pm

Ballymoney, Sunday 10 December

Location: St James's Presbyterian Church BT53 6BJ

Time: Sunday, 10 December from 6:30pm

Bangor, Monday 11 December

Location: Bangor West Church, Co.Down, Bangor BT19 1BG

Time: Monday, 11 December, from 7pm

Enniskillen, Thursday 14 December

Location: St Macartin's Cathedral, Church of Ireland

Time: Thursday, 14 December from 7pm

Strabane, Wednesday 6 December

Location: Church of the Immaculate Conception, 44 Barrack Street, Strabane BT82 8HD

Time: Wednesday, 6 December from 7pm

Tunbridge Wells, Sunday 10 December

Location: Christ Church, High Street, Tunbridge Wells TN1 1UT

Time: Sunday, 10 December from 4pm.

Huddersfield, Friday 8 December

Location: St Thomas' Church, Manchester Road, Huddersfield HD1 3HU

Time: Friday, 8 December from 7pm.

Margate, Saturday 9 December

Location: Holy Trinity Church, St Mary's Avenue, Margate CT9 3TN

Time: Saturday, 9 December from 3pm.

Ipswich, Sunday 10 December

Location: St Mary-le-Tower, Tower St, Ipswich IP1 3BE

Time: Sunday, 10 December from 3.30pm.

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