THE Earl Mountbatten Hospice’s annual Lights of Love services will, once again, be held across the Island throughout December.
The services bring together prayers of dedication, hymns, inspirational readings and the lighting of candles, to commemorate lives and loves past.
The first service is due to take place in Ventnor tonight (Thursday).
Hospice fundraiser Ben Rust said: "These services take place in Island communities throughout December and offer a time of reflection and pause, where we remember the people that have meant so much to us throughout the years."
Islanders who would like to make a dedication in the Lights of Love Book of Remembrance can contact the fundraising office on 01983 528989.
All names commemorated in the Book of Remembrance will be taken to the Hospice Lights of Love Service, on Friday, December 7, in Newport Minster, starting at 7pm.
Everyone who makes a dedication in memory of a loved one will receive a card and personal star photo frame to hang on their tree or the tree at the hospice.
See below for a full list of services:
Thurs, Nov 29 — Ventnor, St Catherine’s Church at 7pm.
Wed, Dec 5 — Brighstone, St Mary the Virgin Church as part of the Christmas Tree Festival at 7pm.
Thurs, Dec 6 — Wootton, Cedars Inn at 6pm.
Thurs, Dec 6 — Newchurch, Pointer Inn at 6pm with Shanklin Town Brass Band.
Fri, Dec 7 — Seaview, St Peters Church at 7pm.
Fri, Dec 7 — Newport, Hospice service, Newport Minister at 7pm.
Fri, Dec 7 — Sandown, Christ Church at 7pm.
Sat, Dec 8 — Bembridge, parade starts Lane End Shops 5pm then to Church for Carol Service and then the War Memorial for switching on of lights. Free mince pies and mulled wine in Church Hall after parade.
Sun, Dec 9 — Brading, St Marys Church at 5.30pm.
Sun, Dec 9 — St Helens, The Vine Inn at 7pm.
Mon, Dec 10 — Rookley, on the green with Shanklin Town Brass band then on to the Methodist Hall for refreshments at 6.30pm.
Thurs, Dec 13 — Arreton at The White Lion at 6pm.
Fri, Dec 14 — Cowes, at bottom of Market Hill outside Waterside Pub at 7pm.
Fri, Dec 14 — Ryde, All Saints Church at 7pm.
Sat, Dec 15 — Lake, service opposite The Stag Inn, Sandown Road around the Christmas Tree at 12.30pm.
Sun, Dec 16 — Freshwater, St Agnes Church at 6pm.
Mon, Dec 17 — Shanklin, The Crab Inn at 6.30pm.
For more information on any of the Lights of Love Services contact the hospice fundraising office or visit www.iwhospice.org