Remembering loved ones with Lights on the Lake
Hundreds of lanterns and candles will illuminate Rowntree Park and its lake in March, and St Leonard’s Hospice invites you to dedicate a lantern or candle to a loved one.
This very special and poignant event took place for the first time last year and was hugely popular, with hundreds of people gathering together in collective remembrance.
Posted Jan 30

Remembering loved ones with Lights on the Lake

The evening will take place on Thursday 5th March and will start at the main entrance to the park on Terry Avenue at 6.30pm with a lantern parade to the lake. As the sun sets, hundreds of candles will be set adrift on the lake and illuminated lanterns will light the way. Each of the water lilies can hold handwritten, personal messages of love and remembrance. A short, non-religious service will be held, and there will be a choir and music to set the mood.
Event organiser, Sue Edwards, said: “Last year the event received overwhelmingly positive feedback, and it is sure to be another lovely and moving evening. Each candle will carry special and personal messages, and seeing them drift on the lake is a beautiful spectacle. The donation for each candle goes towards helping the Hospice to continue to provide outstanding care for local people and their families.
“Thank you to both the Friends of Rowntree Park and John Wright electrical for all their support with this event once again.”
Everyone is welcome to dedicate a candle or lantern and attend the event, whether connected with St Leonard’s Hospice or not. To dedicate a candle or lantern featuring your own special message, please visit the Hospice website ( or contact Sue on 01904 777 777.