Lincolnshire

Your guide to Light up a Life parades across Lincolnshire

Nine charity events will be held across Lincolnshire to remember loved ones.

Each Light up a Life celebration will last up to 1 hour and 30 minutes and will be free to attend.

They each feature readings, music, a time for quiet reflection as well as candle lighting.

Lincoln’s celebration on Tuesday, November 26 also includes the iconic and moving torchlight procession where thousands walk through the Bailgate.

Photo: Stuart Wilde

Due to the works at Lincoln Cathedral the Tree of Life will stand outside the Lincoln Hotel this year, but it should be back in pride of place next year.

People can still write their messages of love on the tree as usual.

St Barnabas has asked anyone planning to attend the torchlight procession to register their attendance by clicking or tapping here.

Torches will be available to purchase for £5 at Claytons Sports Ground from 7pm.

Charity celebrations will also be held at another eight towns across Lincolnshire:

  • Boston Celebration – Sunday, December 1, 2pm, Salvation Army, 59-61 High Street, Boston, PE21 8ST.
  • Gainsborough Celebration – Tuesday, December 3, 6.30pm, United Reformed Church, Church Street, Gainsborough, DN21 2JR.
  • Skegness Celebration – Sunday, December 8, 2.30pm, St Paul’s Baptist Church, 19 Beresford Avenue, Skegness, PE25 3JD.
  • Sleaford Celebration – Sunday, December 8, 3pm, Sleaford Methodist Church, Church Lane, Sleaford, NG34 7DF.
  • Louth Celebration – Sunday, December 8, 3pm, Louth Methodist Church, Nicholl Hill, Louth, LN11 9NQ.
  • Grantham Celebration – Tuesday, December 10, 6pm, St Wulframs Church, Church Street, Grantham, NG31 6RR.
  • Sutton Celebration – Saturday, December 14, 2pm, St Andrews, Sutton Road, Hannah cum Hagnaby, LN13 9QL.
  • Spalding Celebration – Sunday, December 15, 3pm, St John the Baptist Church, Hawthorn Bank, Spalding, PE11 1JQ.

Louise Cotton, the organiser of the Torchlight Procession, said: “On behalf of St Barnabas, we’d like to say a huge thank you to the Lincoln Hotel for kindly hosting our Tree of Life this year.

“Because of this generosity, the Procession route will remain largely unchanged and supporters will still have a lovely view of the Cathedral in the background of the tree.”

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