Remember a Loved One with Light up a Life

Phyllis Tuckwell’s Light up a Life service will take place outside Guildford Cathedral on Sunday 10th December, at 7.45pm, and anyone who would like to remember a loved one is welcome to attend.

Light up a Life is held every year in the lead up to Christmas, to remember loved ones who have died, and to offer comfort and support to their family and friends at what can be a difficult time. The service will include readings and carols, and the image of a Christmas tree will be projected onto the front of the Cathedral building. During the service the lights on the tree will be ‘switched on’, in memory of those who have died.

If you are unable to attend the service, you can watch the live stream at

“Christmas can be a time when we feel our loved one’s absence even more than usual,” said Maria Abellan, patient, family & carer support team manager at Phyllis Tuckwell. “Our Light up a Life service offers a poignant way for people to come together to remember and celebrate their loves ones’ lives, and we hope that you are able to attend. As the service will be held outside on grass, please do wear appropriate footwear, wrap up warmly and bring a torch.”

Seasons Café, next to the Cathedral, will kindly be opening specially on the evening, so anyone coming will have the opportunity to purchase hot drinks, including mulled wine, and cakes.

Light up a Life is kindly being sponsored by Right at Home. Phyllis Tuckwell is grateful to Guildford Cathedral for hosting the service outside the Cathedral this year, as Phyllis Tuckwell is currently building a new, larger, state-of-the-art Hospice on its existing site in Farnham, to enable it to care for more people who need its support. Construction should be complete to enable Phyllis Tuckwell to move into the new Hospice by January 2026. 

For more information on Light up a Life, please visit

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