BARNSLEY Hospice would like to invite people to dedicate a light in memory of a loved one or as a gift in honour of a friend or relative.

The Christmas trees in St Mary’s Church Barnsley and at Barnsley Hospice will all bear hundreds of twinkling lights, each one representing the life of someone special.

Each name will be recorded in a book of blessings which will be placed in St Mary’s Church and also at the hospice. The book will be displayed over the Christmas period and the lights will shine until 12th Night.

Services to be held at: St Mary’s Church Sunday December 1 3.30pm and 7pm Barnsley Hospice Thursday December 5 at 7pm (This is an outdoor service so please dress accordingly for the weather).

To ensure your names are in the book of blessing at the services, dedications need to arrive no later than Monday November 25.

Dedications received after this time will be added in to the back of the book. To book onto a service and/or dedicate a light please contact fundraising on 244244 or email