On Sunday 3rd November at 5pm people are invited to gather outside St Mary’s Parish Rooms where a Tree of Light will be illuminated with a short service of prayer, hymns and poetry.
Revd. Dr Mark Hart will lead the service with an address from The Mayor of Nantwich Councillor Arthur Moran, and the choir of St Mary’s will be joining the proceedings.
Christmas is a time for families and friends, for celebrating and for giving; it also offers a chance to remember the loss of loved ones and to think about those less fortunate than ourselves.
On the lead up to the event, people are invited to make a donation of £5 to dedicate a bauble to a loved one or a special cause.
Donations can be made at Nantwich Civic Hall where you will be given the opportunity to fill a bauble with a name, message or items of your choice. These will then be hung on the tree of light until after the 12th night of Christmas, when the lights will be turned off and baubles removed. Baubles can then be collected from the Civic Hall after Monday 13th January 2020. (Baubles can be taken away to be filled and returned to be hung on the tree no later than Monday 28th October).
For those who purchased a bauble last year, these can be re-hung for a donation of £3 and again should be returned to Nantwich Civic Hall no later than Monday 28th October.
In addition, names can be also be listed on Nantwich Town Council webpage of remembrance.
Nantwich Town Council are leading the way by dedicating the first bauble to the late Harry Clewlow who sadly passed away earlier this year. Harry was a highly respected businessman in the town, Chairman of the Beam Heath Trust and former Town and Borough Councillor.
The full cost of the tree is covered by Nantwich Town Council and all donations will be divided between the Mayor’s charities St Luke’s Hospice, Leighton Hospital Prostate Support Group, The Royal British Legion and St Mary’s Church.
People are encouraged to come along to the event on the 3rd November to see all the memory baubles on the tree and reflect in memory of someone special.
Town Council Contact:
Sheryl Birtles, Nantwich Civic Hall, Market Street, Nantwich, CW5 5DG. Tel: 01270 628 633. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org