Light Up A Life


Light Up A Life is an opportunity for you to remember someone you love this Christmas while also supporting a local charity. 

Come along to one of our Light Up A Life services, or make a dedication online and have your own virtual star shining in memory in a beautiful night sky.  

When you make an online dedication, you will have the opportunity to have your dedication entered into the Book of Memories where it can be viewed at our Light Up A Life services and at Searle House throughout the year.

To stargaze in our virtual sky and to make a dedication, click on the image below:

Please note the deadline for an entry in the Book of Memories is 25 November 2019. 

Make a Light up a Life dedication





If you would like to make an everlasting dedication and set up a direct debit online, you can click here

To find out the dates of your local Light Up A Life service, click here



What happens when I make an online dedication? 

When you dedicate a light online, you will have your own virtual star shining in our beautiful online night sky.  Your dedication will appear on the star and you will receive an email link which you can share with your family and friends so that they too can share your memories. 

By giving a donation to Hospiscare in return for your virtual star, you will help support others who are living with terminal illness. 

If you wish, your online dedication can also be entered into our Book of Memories where it can be viewed at our Light Up A Life services, including the service at Exeter Cathedral on 15 December.  The Book can be viewed there between 5.30pm and 6.30pm, and then afterwards until 6 January. The Book will then be kept at Hospiscare, Searle House, Exeter where it can be viewed at any time.

The deadline for dedications in the Book of Memories is Monday 25 November.  However, if you buy your virtual star after this date, we will try to accommodate these dedications until 12 December so that they can be viewed at the Cathedral.

Click here to create your virtual star


If you would prefer not to have an online star, but would like to donate and make a dedication in our Book of Memories, please call 01392 688020. 



Light Up A Life services - 2019

You are welcome to join us at any of our services of remembrance across Exeter, Mid and East Devon. Light Up A Life services are uplifting experiences, which include poems and readings as well as carols.

To make sure your loved one is included in our Book of Memories, dedicate a virtual star before Monday 25 November.  

  • Honiton, St Paul's Church, Wednesday 13 November, 7.00pm 
  • Axminster, St Mary the Virgin Church, Monday 2 December, 6.30pm  
  • Okehampton, Fairplace Church, Tuesday 3 December, 7.00pm  
  • Exeter, South Street Baptist Church, Tuesday 3 December, 2.00pm 
  • Broadclyst & Pinhoe, Exeter Hall Church, Pinhoe Road, Wednesday 4 December, 3.00pm
  • Budleigh Salterton, St Peter's Church, Wednesday 4 December, 6.00pm
  • Crediton, Parish Church, Thursday 5 December, 7.00pm  
  • Tiverton, St Peter's Church, Friday 6 December, 7.00pm  
  • Topsham, St Margaret's Church, Sunday 8 December, 3.00pm
  • Honiton, The Deer Park, Monday 9 December, 6.30pm
  • St Thomas, Methodist Church, Monday 9 December, 7.00pm  
  • Ottery St Mary, St Mary’s Parish Church, Wednesday 11 December, 7.00pm   
  • Seaton, St Gregory’s Church, Friday 13 December, 6.00pm    
  • Exeter Cathedral, Sunday 15 December, 6.30pm 


For more information about Light Up A Life services, please call 01392 688020.