Light up the Night

Hold your own candlelit event this autumn in memory or celebration of a loved one.

Light up the Night has been created to give friends and family an opportunity for shared remembrance of loved ones who have died, in a place of unique calm, peace, hope and community.

The idea is quite simple – hold your own event and light a candle in memory or celebration of a loved one, and watch the space be filled with candles. It’s a truly moving experience.  If you’d like to hold your own event, your Community Fundraising and Engagement Manager will be there to support you along the way.  Get in touch now to find out more about holding one of these lovely in memory events.

Alternatively you can join us at one of our local events.  These are open for anybody to drop by and walk, linger, light a candle and contemplate family and friends, past and present.

Light up the Night near you

Eastern England


Where: Breckland Crematorium, Norwich Road, Norwich, NR9 4NR

When: Thursday 30th November 2023 (time tbc)


Where: Huntington Cemetery and Crematorium, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 2NX

When: Wednesday 29th November 2023 (time tbc)



Where: The Royal Exchange, London, EC3V 3LR

When: Tuesday 5th December 2023 from 5-6pm

Where: Eltham Crematorium, London, SE9 2AZ

When: Monday 11th December 2023 from 5-7pm


North West 

Greater Manchester

Where: St. James’s Church, The Old Parsonage, Stenner Ln, Didsbury, Manchester M20 2RQ

When: Wednesday 2nd November 2023 from 7.25-8.30pm


South East 


Where: Herne Bay Pier, Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 5JN

When:  Sunday 12th November 2023 from 5-7pm


Where:  Main Chapel, Eastbourne Crematorium, Eastbourne, BN23 8AE

When:  Thursday 14th December 2023 from 5:30pm – 7pm


Yorkshire and Humber

South Yorkshire

Where: Fulwood Old Chapel, 8 Whiteley Lane, Sheffield, S10 4GL

When: Sunday 4th December 2022 from 4-6pm


Northern Ireland


Where: Belfast Cathedral, Donegall Street, Belfast, BT1 2HB

When: Sunday 10th December 2023, Cathedral open from 1pm – 3pm followed by a special Service of Remembering at 3:30pm

Although this event is free, we do ask that you register for a ticket here.

West Midlands

Where: Bushbury Crematorium, West Chapel, Underhill lane, Wolverhampton, WV10 7JG

When: Sunday 3rd December 2023 from 2pm – 3pm


About Light up the Night

In many countries, people remember deceased loved ones by visiting cemeteries and graveyards and decorating them with candles and flowers, creating a truly unique atmosphere of peace and calm – such as All Saints Day, All Souls Day, Day of the Dead etc. Although inspired by these religious traditions, Light up the Night is an event where everyone is welcome to come and spend some time remembering or celebrating loved ones.

The first Light up the Night event took place at St Paul’s, Bedminster in 2019. Thousands of candles were lit in memory or celebration of a loved one, lighting up the graveyard – creating a rare sense of community, respect and reflection.