Colchester celebrates Light a Candle

On Saturday 20th November, as a culmination of the Light a Candle events in 2021, the Colchester Branches of the Hunnaball Family Funeral Group are hosting a second Light a Candle event. The church of St James the Great Church, East Hill, Colchester will be open for people to drop in between 11am and 1pm, so they can light a candle in memory of the people they miss most and take a valuable opportunity to give thanks and remember. There will also be a short service of remembrance and thanksgiving in the church at 1130am, which anyone can attend, a further opportunity to remember the people they miss most.

Melanie Hunnaball said, “Our Light a Candle plans for events in 2021 were developed with Covid restrictions very much in mind. As a result, instead of the usual services of remembrance, many of our branches made alternative arrangements for people to drop into a venue where they could remember their loved ones at a social distance. However, since Covid restrictions have continued to ease, we wanted to offer the chance for those people to gather for a church service too, when we can remember as a community or group.

“We’re grateful to the amazing team at St James the Great church in Colchester, who’ve agreed to put on this special service as an addition to the commemorations which have already taken place for our other branches.”

At the same time, in West Mersea, our branch, JK May, will hold their Light a Candle event at the Free Church in Mill Road, from 10am – 12 noon.