HUNDREDS of twinkling lights will be lit in memory and celebration of loved ones at Worcester Cathedral this Friday.

There will be two St Richard’s Hospice 'Lights of Love' services at Worcester Cathedral and pupils from King’s Hawford will sing at the service, with those from RGS performing in the evening.

St Richard’s chaplain Clare Griffiths will lead the services with The Rev’d Canon Dr Michael Brierley, canon precentor and Fr Pat Kilgarriff.

The evening service will be followed by a procession to St Andrew’s Spire where a Christmas tree will be illuminated, full of dedicated lights of love, against a backdrop of music from The Salvation Army.

The services in Worcester will be held on Friday, November 22 at 2.30pm and 7pm.

Claire James, Fundraiser at St Richard’s, said: “We’ve already had more than 2,200 names dedicated to loved ones and are looking forward to our moving and uplifting services this Friday.

"Anyone is welcome to join and to remember and celebrate the special people in their lives.”

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Money raised from Lights of Love donations will help support the hospice’s specialist care for people living with a serious progressive illness, their families and bereaved people across Worcestershire.

Anyone is welcome to dedicate a light in memory or celebration of a loved one and attend a Lights of Love service if they wish, not simply those who have a connection to St Richard’s.

The dedicated names will be displayed around St Andrew’s Spire and in books of remembrance at Worcester Cathedral, Pershore Abbey, Great Malvern Priory and Droitwich Library.

Supporters can dedicate and donate online with the added benefit of their personal message being displayed on the St Richard’s online Christmas tree.

If requested, dedicated names will also be printed in the Worcester News on Tuesday, December 24.

Services will also be held at the Pershore Abbey on Thursday, November 28; Droitwich Spa Methodist Church on Wednesday, December 4; Great Malvern Priory on Tuesday, December 10 and Carols at St Richard’s Hospice, Worcester on Thursday, December 19.

If you would like to make a dedication please go online to or call the Fundraising Team on 01905 958262.