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Worldwide Candle Lighting

Worldwide Candle Lighting

13 December 2020, 18.30

ONLINE via Zoom

Join us for The Compassionate Friends

24th Annual Worldwide Candle Lighting

on Sunday 13th December.
Gather together online via Zoom from 6.30 pm for a 6.40 pm start.
Candles lit at 7 pm

The Annual Worldwide Candle Lighting gives bereaved families everywhere the opportunity for a time of quiet reflection and to remember their children, siblings and grandchildren.

...so that their light may always shine...

This year, as restrictions continue throughout the country, we warmly invite you to join us in a special online event where we will share some words and light candles together to honour and remember all our sons, daughters, brothers, sisters and grandchildren who left too soon.


Please note this event is for bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents only. Thanks for your understanding.

Holding your candle safely - make a Memory Candle Jar

Some of you may know that at our retreats and gatherings we often make candle jars to take a tealight in memory of our child, sibling or grandchild. We usually light these during our time together. If you'd like to make a candle jar to bring along to the candle lighting on 13 December, helpful guidance and some instructions here.

Or perhaps you made a holder at one of our retreats - if so please bring it along.

However you decide to bring your own candle to the event, please do ensure it is held safely in a container or holder. Thank you.

We look forward very much to seeing you there and sharing this special time of remembrance with you.




From 1st December 2020, and throughout December, you can post a message of remembrance for your son or daughter, brother or sister, or grandchild. You can also include a photograph with your message if you wish.

Post your photo and remembrance message here (from 1st December 2020)
(If you don't upload a photograph a picture of a candle will accompany your message).

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Each year thousands of parents suffer the loss of a son or a daughter. Please help us to support families in their time of greatest need.

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