Light up a Life 2023

Sunday 10th December 2023

Outside Guildford Cathedral (GU2 7UP)

Service of Remembrance: 7.45pm

Projection of dedications: 8.30pm – 10.30pm

Everyone welcome – free to attend

We are delighted to be able to hold our Light Up A Light service this year outside Guildford Cathedral where we will be projecting a huge Christmas tree onto the front of the Cathedral. Please come and join us as we “switch on” the lights on this tree in memory of all those no longer with us, and join us for our special service of carols, readings and prayers. At the end of the service the names of all those being remembered will also be projected up onto the front of the Cathedral.

Due to the redevelopment of our Hospice site in Farnham and the building of our new Hospice we are very grateful to Guildford Cathedral for hosting Light up a Life this year.

Please wrap up warm as the service is outdoors (without seating) and please do bring a torch. Parking will be available at Guildford Cathedral but please do car share if possible. (Overflow parking if required will be next door at Surrey University but please follow marshal directions.)

We expect the service to last approx. 45mins

The event is fully accessible. Please use the accessible pathways/routes available. If you have a blue badge and require a disabled parking space, please make a marshal aware on arrival.

If you would like to join us for the service but are unable to attend in person then you can watch online at where it will be live streamed and also a recording will be available after. Please note that the live stream will be of just the Service of Remembrance. (Sadly the projection of dedications is not easy to capture and read through a camera lens so this part of the projection will only be available to view in person on the night.)


Thank you to all those who have already made a dedication in memory of your loved one. If you have yet to make a dedication in our virtual night sky, but would like to, then please click here or call 01252 729446.

PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for dedications to appear in the Order of Service and to be projected onto Guildford Cathedral has now closed.

If you are unable to attend the service or if you would prefer a quiet moment of reflection viewing the name of your loved one as it is projected onto the front of the Cathedral then the projection will continue until 10:30pm.

Please note that this is the only date that the projection will be available to view this year so we do hope you will join us at some point during this evening as it is a special tribute and opportunity for you to quietly reflect and remember.

If you have any questions about Light up a Life – please read our FAQs below or call 01252 729446.

We look forward to welcoming you to Light Up A Life.

Read our FAQs for Light up a Life event 2023 HERE

Event kindly sponsored by Right at Home GF

With thanks to Guildford Cathedral for their support