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
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: Wednesday 6th December 2023 from 5-6pm
Where: Eltham Crematorium, London, SE9 2AZ
When: Monday 11th December 2023 from 5-7pm
Where: St. James’s Church, The Old Parsonage, Stenner Ln, Didsbury, Manchester M20 2RQ
When: Wednesday 2nd November 2023 from 7.25-8.30pm
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
Where: Fulwood Old Chapel, 8 Whiteley Lane, Sheffield, S10 4GL
When: Sunday 4th December 2022 from 4-6pm
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.
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.