Our annual Lights of Love services are held in December at venues across the UK. The services are family friendly evenings of traditional carols, reading and musical performances. All services are free to attend, there is no need to book and you do not need a ticket.

Lights of Love events are run by our brilliant volunteers and we rely on their goodwill and support to hold services across the UK. This does mean that in some areas there may not be a service close to you.

You can also get in touch with your local Sands Group, who will be able to help with Christmas events in their area.

If you are not able to attend a Lights of Love service in person you are welcome to visit our Winter Wishes page where you can name a star in memory and make a donation to Sands

2019 Venues

Channel Islands

Guernsey, Friday 6th December, 7.30pm
Venue: St Saviour's Parish Church, Le Neuf Chemin Road, St Saviour GY7 8FQ
Organiser: Rob Jones
Contact email: guernseysands@gmail.com
Contact telephone: 07911 118 971

Northern Ireland

Bangor, Monday 2nd December, 7pm
Venue: West Presbyterian Church, Bangor, Rathmore Road, County Down, Northern Ireland
Organiser: Victoria Croft
Contact email: vcroft@westchurchbangor.org
Contact telephone: 07868 162521

Belfast, Wednesday 11th December, 7.30pm
Venue: St Jude's, 340 Ormeau Road, Belfast, BT7 2GE
Organiser: Tommy Ferguson
Contact email: belfast@sandsni.org
Contact telephone: 07976 572 812

Derry, Sunday 1st December, 3pm
Venue: All Saints Centre, 21 Clooney Terrace, BT47 6AP
Organiser: Anne Heading
Contact email: annie.heading@themcginnisgroup.com

Downpatrick, Friday 13th December, 8pm
Venue: St Patrick's Church, 54 St Patricks Avenue, Down, BT30 6DS
Organiser: Anne Marie Smyth
Contact email: amsmyth@btinternet.com

Dunloy, Sunday 8th December, 7pm
Venue: 6 Bridge Road, Dunloy, Ballymena, BT44 9AN
Organiser: Colleen Tunney
Contact email: cailinfermanagh@gmail.com

Enniskillen, Friday 6th December, 7.30pm
Venue: Halls Lane, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, BT74 7DR
Organiser: Michelle Howard
Contact email: michelletyrone@yahoo.co.uk
Contact telephone: 07845 521848

Newtownabbey, Sunday 1st December, 7.30pm
Venue: Carnmoney Parish Church, 75 Church Road, Newtownabbey, BT36 6DJ
Organiser: Andy Herber
Contact email: andy.herber@googlemail.com

Omagh, Sunday 8th December, 7pm
Venue: Clogherny Parish Church, 96 Church Road, Beragh, Co. Tyrone, BT79
Organiser: Steven Guy
Contact email: steven.guy@sands.org.uk

Portadown, Friday 13th December, 7.30pm
Venue: St Mark's Church, Church Street, Portadown, BT62 3LG
Organiser: Steven Guy
Contact email: steven.guy@sands.org.uk


Cardiff, Friday 6th December, 7pm
Venue: St Saviours, 115 Splott Road, Cardiff, CF24 2BW
Organiser: Heatherjane Coombs
Contact email: heatherjane.coombs@sands.org.uk
Contact telephone: 07709 602635


Shetland, Wednesday 4th December, 6pm
Venue: Gilbert Bain Hospital, Lerwick, Shetland
Organiser: Marie Manson
Contact email: admin@shetlandsands.co.uk
Contact telephone: 01806 566 551

Stirling, Friday 6th December, 7.30pm
Venue: St Mary's Church, Upper Bridge Street, Stirling, FK8 1ES
Organiser: Caroline Wright
Contact email: mail@forthvalleysands.org.uk


Bedfordshire, Sunday 8th December, 4pm
Venue: St Peter & St Paul's Church, Church Road, Flitwick, Bedfordshire, MK45 1AE
Organiser: Fiona Wustrau
Contact email: bedfordshire@sands.org.uk

Durham and Wearside, Friday 6th December, 7.30pm
Venue: St Barnabas Church, Bournmoor, Houghton Le Spring, DH4 6EU
Organiser: Lisa Elgy
Contact email: support.durhamwearside@sands.org.uk 

Essex, Sunday 8th December, 3pm
Venue: All Saints Church, Church Chase, Rettendon, Chelmsford, CM3 8DR
Organiser: Andrina Harris
Contact email: andrinaharris@hotmail.co.uk

Exeter, Friday 6th December, 7.30pm
Venue: St Thomas Methodist Church, Cowick Street, Exeter EX4 1JE
Organiser: Jo Anderson
Contact email: jo.anderson@sands.org.uk
Contact telephone: 07845 310617

Farnham, Saturday 7th December, 4pm
Venue: Bethel Baptist Church, Bethel Lane, Farnham, GU9 0QA
Organiser: Sara Wright
Contact email: wright.sarajane@googlemail.com

Hertford, Thursday 12th December, 7.30pm
Venue: Holy Trinity Church, New Road, Bengeo, Hertford, SG14 3JL
Organiser: Gigliola Hartley
Contact email: gigliolahartley@hotmail.co.uk

Horsham, Friday 13th December, 7pm (arrive from 6.30pm)
Venue: St Mary's Church, The Causeway, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 1HE
Organiser: Horsham and District Sands Group
Contact email: helenkowalkowski@gmail.com

Huddersfield, Friday 6th December, 7pm
Venue: St Thomas Church, 7 Manchester Road, Huddersfield, HD1 3HU 
Organiser: Felicity Hales 
Contact email: flissjpage@hotmail.com

London, Friday 6th December, 7.30pm
Venue: St Paul’s Church, 32a Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 8SH
Organiser: Helen Butlin
Contact email: helen.butlin@sands.org.uk
Contact telephone: 0203 617 6899

North and East London, Saturday 14th December, 4pm
Venue: The Old School Rooms, The Round Chapel, 2 Powerscroft Road, London, E5 0PU
Organiser: Candy DeRoy
Contact email: candyderoy@gmail.com

Norfolk, Friday 6th December, 7pm
Venue: Blackfriars Hall, St Andrew Plain, Norwich, NR3 1AU
Organiser: Juliet Cox
Contact email: info.norfolksands@gmail.com

Sheffield, Wednesday 4th December, 7.30pm
Venue: St Marys, Bramall Lane, Sheffield, S2 4QZ
Organiser: Sheffield Sands
Contact: www.facebook.com/sheffieldsands 

Surrey, Friday 6th December, 7.30pm
Venue: Christ Church, Christ Church Road, Epsom, KT19 8NE
Organiser: Lucy Gadney
Contact email: surrey.sands@btinternet.com

Swindon, Friday 6th December, 7pm
Venue: Gorse Hill Baptist Church, Cricklade Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN2 1AA
Organiser: Stephanie Hobbs / Charlotte Warner
Contact email: admin@swindonsands.org
Contact telephone: 07927 408 852

Tunbridge Wells, Sunday 8th December, 4pm
Venue: Christ Church, High Street, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1UT
Organiser: Emma Jefferys
Contact email: support@tunbridgewellssands.org

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