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Tree of Light Service 2020
Mortons Tree of Light Remembrance Service is a memorial ceremony to celebrate and honour the lives of those we have loved and lost.
Traditionally, on the first Sunday of December each year, we would all gather in a shared act of remembrance. Sadly, due to coronavirus restrictions and with consideration for everyone’s safety, we will not be meeting together. Instead, we have pre-recorded the service for you to watch online.
A popular hallmark of the service, writing a memorial star for our Christmas tree, is still available. If you would like to write a memorial star for our Christmas tree please click here.
What will the Tree of Light Service be like this year?
Just like in other years, the service will feature local clergy, the Salvation Army Band, a Civil Celebrant and contributions from members of the Mortons’ team. We are unable to invite people to share in the actual service and respectfully ask that you do not attend our premises.
Can I write a memorial star for the Mortons Christmas Tree?
Yes, you can! A popular hallmark of the service, writing a memorial star for our Christmas tree, will still be available – albeit in a slightly different format this year.
At any time between now and Christmas Eve, you can submit your memorial message online using our interactive star below or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll handwrite your message and place it on our tree on your behalf.
Are you collecting for any charities this year?
Yes. As a nation, the coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on our mental health. For those that have experienced a bereavement, isolation could not have come at a worse time – a time where many need to talk about their grief and be surrounded by family and friends.
This is why, for our 2020 Tree of Light Remembrance Service, we have chosen to support Mind, a charity dedicated to helping those experiencing mental health problems in the UK. Donate to Mind through our JustGiving page here.
Mortons will also be making a donation to the Salvation Army, Droitwich Corps, as a small token of our gratitude for being part of our Tree of Light Remembrance Service.
When can I watch the service?
The Tree of Light Remembrance Service will be available on this website page from Sunday 6th December 2020. You can watch the service at any time, and it will last for about an hour. Why not make a warm drink and get comfy in your favourite chair? – you could also light a candle in your own act of remembrance.
If you are gathering in small groups, we’d ask you to follow the guidance on gatherings and social distancing.
Write a Memorial Star
At each Tree of Light Remembrance Service, we have always wanted to give people the opportunity to write a message for a lost loved one and place it on our giant Christmas tree – and this year is no different.
Unfortunately, due to coronavirus, we have to do things a little bit differently.
At any time between now and Christmas Eve, you can submit a memorial message online using our interactive star below or you can email us at email@example.com. We will handwrite your message and place it on our tree on your behalf.
How to write a star
- Double-click the text box in the star (and delete the existing text)
- Type your personal message (the box will automatically resize – press enter/return to add a new line)
- You can also click and drag the text to move it around the star
- To submit your message, complete the form below and click Send
- If you need any help, click here
Please note that the star is a representation. We are personally handwriting your message to place on our tree. Please do not worry if your message goes a little off the star below.