Television presenter Pam Rhodes, famous for hosting Songs of Praise, will present this non-denominational virtual service on 13 December at 5pm. The video will be hosted on Rennie Grove’s website and shared so that people can join together for the service from the comfort of their own home.
“We’re sorry that it won’t be possible to hold our popular local in-person services this year, but we hope that this virtual service will offer everyone some comfort as well as supporting Rennie Grove Hospice Care’s essential work in the community,” said Rennie Grove Head of Family Support, Lisa Makey.
The service will include poems read by children, a moment for reflection, and songs performed by solo singer David Mills. There will also be a moment for those watching at home to light a candle in memory of their loved one, and the opportunity to watch the lights being switched on over the Christmas tree.
To help get the most out of a service, families and friends can donate and order a Light up a Life pack, which includes an order of service, a candle, a Light up a Life card and a silver star that you can use to write a special message or attach a photo.
Rennie Grove has also teamed up with Much Loved, an online memorial charity, to create a special Light up a Life dedication page where people can write down thoughts, upload photos and leave messages in memory of a loved one.
To make a dedication, visit www.renniegrove.light-up-a-life.org/2020. To find out more about the virtual service, make a donation and order a Light up a Life pack, please go online at www.renniegrove.org/lual.