St. Luke’s Hospice invites our community to Light up a Life at remembrance services and special radio dedication show

St. Luke’s Hospice is inviting the whole community to celebrate and remember loved ones who are no longer with us at four ‘Light up a Life’ remembrance services across our local community*. 

Each service will include readings, music, carols and moments of reflection.

Saturday 4th December 2021, 12pm – St. Mary Magdalen Church, Billericay

Sunday 5th December 2021, 4pm – St. Martin’s Church, Basildon

Tuesday 7th December 2021, 5.30pm – Basildon Crematorium

(also available to live-stream online – details available soon at

Saturday 11th December 2021, 4pm – St. Peter & St. Paul’s Church, Grays

*Details of the services may be subject to change depending on Government guidelines relating to the Covid-19 pandemic at the time. Updates will be posted on the Hospice social media channels and website.

For the second year the Hospice, Gateway 97.8 and Basildon Hospital Radio 87.7 will be bringing a special Light up a Life radio dedication programme to the community on Sunday 19th December, between 1pm and 4pm.  The show will also be available on FM or DAB.

Eileen Marshall, CEO at St. Luke’s Hospice;

“We are looking forward to welcoming our community to the Light Up a Life services, to remember loved ones who are no longer with us.  The services are a time to come together to celebrate their lives and for moments to pause and reflect.

We are also so grateful to our friends at Gateway 97.8 and Basildon Hospital radio for supporting the very special radio dedication programme again this year.  The show in 2020 featured such a variety of songs and dedications – a very special radio programme”.

To submit your special song dedication, make a donation in the memory of a loved one or for further information please visit or call the Light Up A Life team on 01268 524973.

Special thanks to Adam & Greenwood Funeral Home, Bennetts Funeral Directors, T. Cribb & Sons and West & Coe Funeral Directors for supporting Light up a Life 2021.