Light up a Life


St. Joseph’s Hospice has announced that its annual Light up a Life service will take place at 4pm on Sunday 8th December, following on from a special Christmas Market in the hospice gardens.

Light up a Life is held at the hospice every Christmas and brings the local community together to remember and celebrate the lives of loved ones, whether they have been patients at the hospice or not.

Father Furnival and Bishop Tom Williams will lead the service, which will also include festive carols and refreshments. During the service, the hospice will also switch on the lights of its 25ft Christmas tree, with each light dedicated to the memory of someone special.

Families can dedicate a light to a loved one by completing a dedication form, which is available to download here –

Light up a Life Dedication Form

Forms are also available to pick up directly from the hospice or from any of its shops across Merseyside.

This year, a traditional Christmas Market will also take place on the same day, from 12noon on Sunday 8th December, with stalls selling a delicious range of sweet treats and festive goodies. There will also be lots of activities for children, including a visit from Father Christmas himself. The Christmas Market will close at 4pm so that the Light up a Life service can begin. Families are very welcome to stay for both events.

To find out more about Light up a Life, or how you can support St. Joseph’s Hospice, please call 0151 932 6044 or email