'Light up a Lantern' - shining a light to remember

Portsmouth Cathedral has launched a new campaign to help families by offering a unique way of remembering a loved one who lit up their lives, by lighting up the Cathedral Tower on the day of your choice.  Birthdays, anniversaries of a death, can be a tough and poignant time for many. Often, families want to mark that time quietly on their own, or perhaps might visit a grave or cemetery, and bring flowers and share memories.

The Portsmouth Cathedral tower is a famous landmark and can be seen from around Portsmouth and the seafront.  The tower is also one of the first parts of the iconic Portsmouth skyline that people see when they come into the harbour by sea.

The tower has been lit on several occasions to help promote public awareness campaigns about health issues including dementia and cancer.  Last year, the tower was illuminated blue to mark the 100 years of Women’s Royal Navy Service. This coincided with the installation of a commemorative monument for the service of women in the Royal Navy, which was unveiled by HRH The Princess Royal. The tower was also illuminated red over the Remembrance Sunday weekend for the centenary of the Armistice. 

Portsmouth Cathedral has a team of trained listeners who are willing to support and help at every stage of the journey as families come to terms with the death of a loved one, no matter how long this takes. All those interested should please contact the team at the Cathedral on 023 9282 3300 or email info@portsmouthcathedral.org.uk

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