Candles on the Beach – a heartfelt tribute event

Tuesday 16 Apr 2024

Jersey Hospice Care is proud to announce the return of Candles on the Beach, a poignant event designed to commemorate the lives of loved ones. Islanders are invited to gather on the beach at St Brelade’s Bay on the 18 May and light a candle to honour the memory of those they have lost.

This special event offers a real moment of reflection and a chance to come together as a community in shared remembrance.

Emily Churchill, Spiritual Care Lead at Jersey Hospice Care said, “It’s a wonderful opportunity to join with friends, family, and as a community, to reflect, celebrate, and remember the people we love who are no longer with us. Events such as this enable people to grieve in an open way and connect with others.”

Candles on the Beach was launched in 2023 with the first event attracting around 300 people.

Scott Douglas, Events Manager for Jersey Hospice Care said, “Last year it was really touching to see so many people coming together for the same reason – to honour a loved one. This year, attendees will have the opportunity to light a candle and place it in a circle on the beach to symbolise hope, love, and the enduring legacy of those we hold dear. It’s a really beautiful and poignant moment.”

The event is open to all, not just those who have benefitted from the services of Jersey Hospice Care. Those wanting to attend are encouraged to book in advance and to make a donation for their candle. The event will start at 19:45, with live music, special readings, and reflective time, before finishing at 22:00.

Sign up here.