Lights of Love 2017 will be held at venues across the UK at 7:30pm on 8 December.

Our annual Lights of Love services are held in December at venues across the UK. The services are family friendly evenings of traditional carols, reading and musical performances. All services are free to attend, there is no need to book and you do not need a ticket.

Lights of Love events are run by our brilliant volunteers and we rely on their goodwill and support to hold services across the UK. This does mean that in some areas there may not be a service close to you. If you're unable to attend, you can still leave a message and make a donation in memory of your baby on our Lights of Love Christmas Tree.

You can also get in touch with you local Sands Group, who will be able to help with Christmas events in their area.

If you would like to know more, email Sands Bereavement Support and Awareness Specialist, Erica Stewart, at erica.stewart@sands.org.uk.

The Venues

Events postponed from last week due to adverse weather

Enniskillen - now taking place at 7:30pm on Friday 15 December
Venue: Saint Macartin’s Cathedral, 2 Halls Lane, Enniskillen, BT74 7DR
Organiser: Suzanne Maguire
Contact email: suzannemaguire2015@gmail.com
Contact telephone: 0751 854 3156

Portadown - now taking place at 7:30pm on Friday 15 December
Venue: St Marks Church, Church Street Portadown BT62 3LG
Organiser: Steven Guy
Contact email: steven.guy@sands.org.uk
Contact telephone: 0758 724 8977

 

All other 2017 Lights of Love services have now taken place

Belfast - unfortunately this event is cancelled. 
Venue: St Dorothea’s Parish Church Gortland Park, Belfast BT5 7NU
Contact email: belfast@sandsni.org
Contact telephone: 0797 657 2812

Cardiff
Venue: St Saviours, Splott Road, Cardiff, CF24 2BW
Organiser: Heatherjane Coombs
Contact email: Heatherjane.coombs@sands.org.uk
Contact telephone: 0770 960 2635

Derry
Venue: Palace Street, Londonderry BT48 6PP
Organiser: Sarah Robinson
Contact email: grb15215@gmail.com
Contact telephone: 0759 962 5199

Durham
Venue: St Barnabas Church, Bournmoor, Houghton Le Spring, Tyne and Wear, DH4 6EU
Organiser: Ashleigh Corker
Contact email: Ashleigh.corker@sands.org.uk
Contact telephone: 0751 474 1349

Exeter
Venue: St Thomas Methodist Church, Cowick Street, Exeter EX4 1JE
Organiser: Jo Anderson
Contact email: jo.anderson@sands.org.uk
Contact telephone: 07845 310617

Farnborough
The Royal Garrison Church of All Saints, Farnborough Road, Aldershot, GU11 1QA
Thursday 7th December 2017 at 19:30
Organiser: Laura Drummond
Contact email: laura@farnboroughsands.co.uk
Contact telephone: 07894 318641

Guernsey
Venue: St Saviour's Parish Church, Le Neuf Chemin Road, St Saviour, GY7 8FQ
Organiser: Rob Jones
Contact email: guernseysands@gmail.com
Contact telephone: 07781 103435

Huddersfield
Venue: St Thomas Church, Manchester Road, Huddersfield
Organiser: Sharon Turner
Contact email: huddersfieldHalifax@sands.org.uk

London
Venue: St Paul’s Church, 32a Wilton Pl, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 8SH
Organiser: Erica Stewart
Contact email: erica.stewart@sands.org.uk
Contact telephone: 0203 897 3469

Norwich
Venue: The Halls, St Andrews Plain, Norwich, NR3 1AU
Organiser: Sophie Hankinson
Contact email: sophiemhankinson@gmail.com
Contact telephone: 0776 393 9726 

Nottingham
Venue: St Peter's Church, St Peter's Gate, Nottingham, NG1 2NW
Organiser: Kelly Rigby
Contact email: bednall_88@hotmail.co.uk
Contact telephone: 0783 438 1306 

Omagh
Venue: Clogherny Parish Church, 96 Church Road, Beragh, Co Tyrone, BT79 0SA
Organiser: Steven Guy
Contact email: steven.guy@sands.org.uk
Contact telephone: 0758 724 8977

Stirling
Venue: St Mary's Church, Upper Bridge Street, Stirling FK8 1ES
Organiser: Caroline Wright
Contact email: mail@forthvalleysands.org.uk
Contact telephone: 07762 790751

Surrey
Venue: Christ Church, Epsom Common, Christ Church Road, Epsom KT19 8NE
Organiser: Emma Kedge
Contact email: Surrey.sands@btinternet.com
Contact telephone: 0792 028 0314

Swindon
Venue: Christ Church, Cricklade Street, Swindon SN1 3HG (Community Centre to the right of the main church)
Organiser: Natasha Wilson
Contact email: admin@swindonsands.org
Contact telephone: 0792 075 6291

 

Lights of Love 2016

Have a look at our Facebook photo album of 2016 services.