04 November 2022

Friends and family who have lost loved ones are being invited to attend Katharine House Hospice’s annual Lights of Love event in Banbury this December. 

On Thursday 8 December at 6.30pm, the hospice will be holding this special event for everyone, open to those of all faiths and none, at St Mary’s Church, giving people the chance to unite in a celebration of those no longer with us.  

This year’s event, part sponsored by Norbar Torque Tools Ltd, will feature our brand-new Katharine House Hospice choir, which has been formed specifically for Lights of Love. The choir is made up of staff and volunteers from all different parts of the hospice and they have chosen special songs that celebrate the lives of our loved ones.  

As a new addition for this year, the hospice will be displaying the names of departed loved ones on a screen at the venue. The programme will also feature a string quartet, poems, and reflections from members of staff at the hospice. 

In keeping with tradition, the evening will begin at Banbury Cross at 5.30pm with the annual lighting of the Christmas tree, provided by Banbury Town Council who have worked in partnership with Katharine House Hospice to enable the event to happen.   

Katharine House Hospice CEO, Trevor Johnson, said: "For many in our community, this is an important moment in the year; a chance to come together with others and remember those we have lost.  

"This year’s Lights of Love, open to all, whether you have a different faith or none at all, will feature music, poetry, and reflections from members of staff at the hospice. We hope you will join us as we come together to remember and celebrate the lives of those we have loved who are no longer with us." 

Guests will be invited to join hospice staff and volunteers for a drink and mince pie after the event.  

Book a place on our Lights of Love page. We suggest booking your place early as the event is expected to be very popular.