The Torchlight Procession

27th November 2018Claytons Sports Ground,
Lee Road,
LN2 4BH.

Event time: 7.30pmParticipation cost: Free

The Torchlight Procession is one of the most meaningful and poignant events in the St Barnabas calendar.

This unique and iconic celebration is an opportunity for families and friends to join us in remembering the people that we love.

The procession commences at Clayton’s Sports Ground, we then follow the pipe band past the Hospice and on to the West Front of Lincoln Cathedral, where the Tree of Life will be illuminated for the whole community to see. This is followed by refreshments in Castle Square.

Every year local people have the chance to dedicate a light(s) in remembrance of someone special on our trees of life across Lincolnshire.

Light up a Life is free and open to everyone, not just those touched by hospice care.

To dedicate a light, click here. 

Messages of Love 

Messages of Love allow the public to write a personal message of love that can be placed around our Tree of Life at Lincoln Cathedral following the procession. If you have not already received one, these will be available on the night either at Claytons Sports Ground or after the service at the Cathedral.

Safety Notice

  • The Torchlight Procession is an outdoor event featuring wax-based flaming torches.
  • Please dress appropriately as it is always very cold.
  • Flaming torches are available for over 16’s at only £5 each.
  • Battery lanterns (subject to availability) will also be available at £3.50 each.
  • Torches and lanterns will be available to purchase from Claytons Sports Ground from 6.30pm.

Road Closures

Road closures in place as 1,500 expected to turn out for St Barnabas Hospice procession. 

With less than a week to go, we are planning to welcome more than 1,500 people to our flaming torchlight procession in Lincoln.

Road closures will be in place from 7pm – 9pm and will affect:

  • Bailgate
  • Castle Hill
  • Church Lane
  • Eastgate
  • Lee Road
  • Nettleham Road (Lee Road to Church Lane)
  • Newport (Bailgate to Rasen Lane)
  • Minster Yard.

We recommend that you park either in the Bailgate or at Christ Hospital School.


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