Cornwall Hospice Care Events

Light Up A Life 2021

Make your Dedication

Event Details

5th December 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Registration Deadline:
30th November 2021
Event type:
Cornwall Hospice Care Events
Contact details:
01726 66868 (option 3)  
Truro Cathedral, 14 St Marys Street, Truro, TR1 2AF
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Beautiful Books of Remembrance

Please note, the deadline for dedications to be included in the live service and the Books of Remembrance has now passed (4:30pm, Monday 29th November). Dedications can still be made; however, these will be added to the Online Books of Remembrance only and will be updated once a week until Christmas.

Christmas is a special time of year when thoughts turn to spending time with friends and family. It is a time for joy and laughter. But for some, it can also be a time of great sadness when remembering loved ones who are no longer with us. Light Up A Life brings people together to remember the joy and laughter shared with those now lost.

For many, Light Up A Life signals the start of the festive season. As it approaches this year, we are reminded that no matter how busy our lives are, sometimes we need to take some time to reflect on what’s important to us and to remember those we have loved and cared for.

This year, Light Up A Life returns to Truro Cathedral and we are delighted to be able to welcome you to remember with us, together. For those who are unable to attend in person, you can still be a part of this beautiful and unique celebration, as for the first time, the service will be broadcast live, online, from the Cathedral.

The moving candlelit service will again be led by Reverend Canon Alan Bashforth, and will include readings from our hospice nurses, music by a local Choir and a moment of silence to remember. Your dedications to loved ones lost will feature during the service and gradually, we will light a candle for each and every loved one we are remembering, until the Cathedral is full of light with the love of friends and families brought together in spirit.

A special evening of remembrance, together.

Our YouTube Live Stream

Our YouTube live stream feed of our service from Truro Catherdral will appear here at 7pm on Sunday 5th December.

Online Books of Remembrance

Our 2021 Online Book of Remembrance will appear here on or just before Sunday 5th December.

View last year’s (2020) Book of Remembrance


What time should I arrive for the Service?

The service starts at 7:00pm on Sunday 5th December. Please allow time to arrive and find a seat prior to the start of the service.

How can I view the service from my home?

The service will broadcast live on our YouTube Channel, at 7.00PM on Sunday 5th December. Afterwards, the video will remain online to view whenever you need the comfort it will offer.

Where should I park for the service?

Sadly, there is no general public at the cathedral, but there are plenty of public car parks nearby. Please use this link for directions to the cathedral and nearby car parks.

Will the service be Covid safe?

As well as the option to attend the service ‘virtually’  from home, there are various measures in place within the Cathedral.  While masks are encouraged they are not compulsory in a religious setting – there will be masks available at the entrance to the Cathedral as well as hand sanitiser.  There is socially distanced seating available, for those still concerned. Please ask a member of staff on arrival if you have any concerns.

How many dedications can I make per donation?

There is a limit for each donation to 4 dedications. You are welcome to make more than one donation if you have more than 4 dedications to make. This is to make sure we have time to display all the dedications during the service. Afterwards you will also be able to view your dedications in our online Book.