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Lincoln Torchlight Procession 2017

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

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

The procession starts 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.

Memory Tags

Memory Tags allow the public to write a personal message of love that can be placed around our Tree of Life at Lincoln Cathedral following the service after 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.

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

Safety Notice:

The Torchlight Procession is an outdoor event featuring wax-based flaming torches.

Please dress appropriately as it is always very cold. Please be aware, the wax from the torches may drip on clothing. 

Flaming torches are available for over 16’s at only £5 each.

Battery lanterns will also be available at £3.50 each.

Torches and lanterns will be available to purchase from Claytons Sports Ground from 6.30pm.


There is no parking at Claytons Sports grounds, street parking is available. You can park at Lincoln Christ's Hospital school from 5pm, gates will be locked at 9.30pm. There are plenty of pay and display car parks near the Cathedral.

Road Closures & No Waiting/No Loading At any Time Orders will be in place from 7pm - 9pm - the following roads will be affected.


Castle Hill

Church Lane


Lee Road

Nettleham Road (Broadway to Church Lane)

Newport (Bailgate to Rasen Lane)

Minster Yard

Earlier Event: November 27
Festive Afternoon Tea
Later Event: November 30
Skegness Christmas Carnival Parade