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Service of Celebration and Remembrance 2021

Our Service of Celebration and Remembrance usually takes place at Sheffield Cathedral the week after Festival of Light. This year, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone our Sheffield Cathedral service but in its place, we will have a special Service of Celebration and Remembrance video to share with you, to offer a shared moment of reflection.

You can view a live video stream of the service below on this webpage on Sunday 12 December 2021. We look forward to being able to welcome you back to the Sheffield Cathedral in 2022.

Festival of Light 2021 

Thank you everyone who joined us as we switched on Festival of Light 2021. We were delighted to be able to join together in memory of our loved ones after so much time apart. Together we enjoyed food, music and of course gathered together to see our light switch on, in the true Festival of Light spirit. 

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Festival of Light at home

For anyone who was unable to join us at the hospice, we invited you to celebrate with us and light a candle at home on Sunday 5 December. A video of the light switch on is still available for you to view on this page and our Facebook page. We also created a range of downloadable resources for you to create your own event at home and these resources are still available should you wish to create your own special moment.

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Dedicate a light to remember someone special 

Festival of Light is loved by St Luke's supporters and for many, it is the start of the festive season. It's a time for us all to come together to remember and celebrate the lives of our loved ones.

This year feels extra special as this Festival of Light marks the start of our 50th anniversary year and we're inviting you to celebrate with us by dedicating a light and making a donation to your loved one.

If you've missed our Festival of Light event on Sunday 5 December, don't worry there's still time to make your dedication.

Just £34 could contribute towards a patient’s meals for a week of stay on our In Patient Centre.

Dedicate a light

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Your light

Once we receive your donation(s), you will be sent your special tribute card which will include your loved one’s name(s). For dedications received by Wednesday 24 November, as well as being added to our online Remembrance Wall, your loved one’s name will also appear in our virtual Book of Remembrance, which is available to view at the link below.


50 years of St Luke's

St Luke’s has come a long way in the 50 years it has been caring for terminally ill people in Sheffield, thanks to the support of people like you. Your support can make a difference to families like Jess and Dave.

For Dave Stewart, Festival of Light is an important way to honour the memory of his wife, Jess, after he proposed on Christmas Day 2020 when Jess was in her final stages of her battle against cancer.

Jess and Dave

Henry Boot Festival of Light 2021 is proudly supported by Henry Boot