Chelmsford Cathedral is the setting for this year’s J’s Hospice ‘Light up a Life’ carol service.

Everyone is welcome at this annual celebration of traditional carols and readings.

During the service on Thursday, candles will be lit to remember loved ones, culminating in the lighting of the Christmas tree and the blessing of a small token for people to take home and hang on their own tree.

At the end of the service, there will be refreshments and a collection for The J’s Hospice charity which supports young adults with life-limiting conditions and their families across Essex.

For more information call 01245 475474 or email