Our St Lukes Day Service is held annually around the 18th October (St. Lukes Day) to remember loved ones who have died. Whilst the service has traditionally been held in a Church, it is important to note that this service is relaxed, non-denominational and inclusive with the central focus being the “candle lighting ceremony” where those attending are invited to choose and light a candle to remember their special person.
Each year a guest speaker is chosen to give a short message of comfort and hope. A “Roll of Honour” featuring the names of all patients of Palliative Care who have died during the year is displayed. At the conclusion of the service those attending are invited to make their way to an adjoining room where a light supper and refreshments are served.
The Bereavement and Palliative Care Volunteers are present and available to support those attending. Members of the clinical medical team (Palliative Care Liaison Nurses and Doctors).