Our Tree of Light is back and you’re all invited!

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After two years of virtual services, we’re thrilled to warmly invite you to the return of our in-person Tree of Light remembrance services.

This year, we’re hosting two services at the Copthorne Effingham Hotel on Sunday 11 December at 4pm, and Oxted School on Thursday 15 December at 7pm.

At St Catherine’s, we understand that the festive season can be a difficult time if you’re bereaved

Our non-denominational Tree of Light services are open to all, and offer an opportunity to reflect and remember with others in your community. The services will include the chance to hang a star on the Tree of Light and to view our Book of Remembrance.

Our services will be led by Martin Hill, our new Spiritual Care Lead. He said:

“It’s a distinct privilege for me to lead our Tree of Light services. There’s no doubt that feelings of grief and loss arise as the celebration of the festive season approaches. Gathering with others who experience this and recognising the continuing importance of those we love who’ve died, is something that I know is important to so many. I hope very much that you will find peace and hope in our services.”

Services are free to attend but this year you need to book your space. You can book your space online or by calling our Fundraising team on 01293 447361.

We’ll also record a service to share online for anyone unable to attend in-person.