Crowds pack out church for Lights of Love service

Members of Dodderhill School choir at the event.

Members of Dodderhill School choir at the event.

First published in News

CROWDS packed into the annual St Richard’s Hospice Lights of Love service at Droitwich Methodist Church.

The service was led by Rev Jane Wilson and the Rev David Knight, chaplain at St Richard’s Hospice on Wednesday, November 21.

Members of Dodderhill School choir sang during the service.

People still have time to dedicate a light of love in memory of someone special to them and for a donation of their choice, a light will shine on the St Richard’s Hospice Christmas tree in St Andrew’s Spire, Worcester, throughout December.

The names of loved ones will be displayed in a book of thanksgiving placed in Droitwich Library, Worcester Cathedral, and The Priory in Malvern throughout December and on boards surrounding the tree in St Andrew's Spire.

St Richard’s Hospice senior community fundraiser Alison Parkes said: “The service in Droitwich was very moving and really appreciated by those attending. So far we have had over 2,000 names dedicated to our Lights of Love this year and hope to raise more than £30,000 with such great support.

“Everyone in the community who has lost a loved one is welcome to dedicate a light – you do not need to have a connection with St Richard’s.”

If you would like to make a dedication, go online to

St Richard’s Hospice provides free specialist palliative care for patients living with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses and supports their families.

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