Peace Light Services and Collection

 

  Collected from the Holy Land To be confirmed

 Vienna Peacelight Service

Sat 17th Dec 2017 - Vienna location to be confirmed
Collection by UK Contingents Sun 18th Dec 2017 - Location to be confirmed
Light Arrives In Dover, UK Sun 18th Dec 2017 (evening)

UK Service of Reception and Distribution

Mon 19th Dec 2017 6.00pm tbc
Light Arrives New York, USA To be confirmed

 

"Google Map overlaid with 2016 UK Peace Light Events - (Thanks Shaun)"

 

Distribution Help Needed Across UK, if you can help please contact UK Organisers - link at foot of page

Austria

 

Sat 11th Dec 11.00am - International Peace Light Distribution Service - Syriac Orthodox Church "Mor Ephrem", Stefan Fadinger Platz 1, 1100 Vienna (Attended by more than 1000 Scouts and Guides representing over 17 countries, marking the start of this year's Peace Light distribution)

England

South East

Sun 11th Dec Evening - Peace Light arrives Dover

Mon 12th Dec Morning - Peace Light collected and taken to Luton

Mon 12th Dec 6.00pm tbc - UK Peace Light Reception Service, St Paul's RC Church, Maison Dieu Rd, Dover

Wed 14th Dec 9.30am - Taken to Holy Cross Hospital,Haslemere - more details to follow

Wed 14th Dec 12.30pm - Deep Sea Scouts transfer to Bognor Regis Scouts, The White Hart, South Harting

Dates & Times to follow - After collection at South Harting, members of the Deep Sea Scouts from Bognor have been invited by the new Bishop of Arundel & Brighton (RC) to take the light into Arundel Cathedral for Epiphany

Wed 14th Dec 2.30-3.00pm tbc - Peace Light taken to Godalming for collection for Surrey County Peace Light Service, Epsom and Greater London SW

Wed 14th Dec 6.30pm - Christingle Service, St Barnabus Church, Caversham, Berkshire - Peace Light presented by 89th ? Scout Group

Thu 15th Dec 9.30am - Peace Light collected for service at St John's Church, Caversham and for Crib Service at St Peter's Church, Caversham, Berkshire

Thu 15th Dec 10.30am - Peace Light collected for service at St Andrew's Church, Caversham Heights

Thu 15th Dec 6.30pm - Civil Carol Service , St Mary's in the Butts - the Light remaining burning in the church until 12th night

Thu 15th Dec 6.30pm - Peace Light Carol Service, St Peters Church, St Peters, Broadstairs, Kent

Sat 17th Dec tba - Service at St John's Church, Caversham, Berkshire

Sun 18th Dec 10.00am - Service at St Andrew's Church, Caversham Heights, Berkshire

Sun 18th Dec 10.00am - Our Lady of Sorrows RC Church, Bognor Regis, Sussex

Sun 18th Dec 11.30am - Christmas Service, St. Mary's Church, Upwaltham (nr. Petworth), West Sussex

Sun 18th Dec 6.00pm - Service of Nine Lessons and Carols, St. Mary-the-Virgin Church, Grassmere Cl, Felpham, Sussex

Sun 18th Dec 6.00pm - Barnham, Sussex Details to be confirmed

Details to be confirmed - Eastergate, Sussex

Details to be confirmed - Aldingbourne, Sussex

Mon 19th Dec tba - Surrey Scout County Peace Light Service, Bentley Copse Campsite, Hound House Rd, Shere, Guildford, Surrey

Following the Surrey Scout County Peace Light Service, Bentley Copse Campsite, attended by over 70, the Peace Light was collected by representatives of all Districts of the Greater London South West County. In addition the Light was collected by somebody who cycled from Crystal Palace to Oxted to light his lamp, taking it back to share with his fellow Scouters (see below)

Tue 20th Dec 2.00pm - Peace Light presented in a Multi-Faith Service Epson Town Centre

Wed 21th Dec 11.00am - St Julana's Convent, Marian Way,Bognor Regis, Sussex

Christmas Eve 4.00pm - Crib Service, St Nicholas Church, Elmer Road, Middleton-On-Sea, Sussex

Christmas Day 10.30am - Morning Service, Chaversham Heights Methodist Church, Berkshire

Christmas Day 5.00pm - Evening Service, Chaversham Heights Methodist Church, Berkshire

Sun 8th Jan 9.30am - Epiphany Service, Arundel Cathedral, London Road, Arundel

Sun 5th Feb 9.30am - Candlemas Family Service, St Catherine of Sienna Church, Mill Lane, Cocking

South West

Mon 12th Dec 11am - Potterne Scout County HQ, Wiltshire passed to Wilts SAS, Cheltenham Trefoil Guild, Gloucester Trefoil Guild, Dorset SAS & SGF, St Marys Church, Redcliffe Bristol, URC Henleaze Bristol, Westbury on Trym Methodist Church Bristol

Mon 12th Dec 2.00pm - Childon Polden - Light collected to be taken to Glastonbury and Bridgewater areas

Mon 12th Dec 5.00pm - Peace Light taken to Cheriton Fitzpaine Methodist Church, Devon

Mon 12th Dec 8.00pm - Light distributed to methodist Churches in Seaton Area

Mon 12th Dec 7.30pm - Dorset Scout County Peace Light Service, St Clements Church, Parkstone, Poole, Dorset - Light collected to be taken to Browsea Island

Tue 13th Dec 10.30am - Peace Light taken to Exeter Services (M5) Devon to be passed to Torquay, Brixham, Newton Abbot, then onwards to Plymouth (Blind Man's Wood Campsite) and Cornwall

Tue 13th Dec midday - Peace Light arrives Blind Man's Wood Campsite, Plymouth, Devon

Sat 17th Dec evening - Carol Service, Brownsea Island Dorset

Greater London

Mon 12th Dec Evening - Groups from across Greater London South West Scout County collected the Peace Light from the Surrey Scout County Peace Light Service at Bentley Copse to share the Light within their own Groups and Districts

Royal Kingston District (GLSW) - The Peace Light was collected by members of the "KNOTS - Network Scouts", who maintained the Light over Christmas Note - London Transport do not allow "naked flames" on their buses (officially)!

Sutton District (GLSW) - After collecting the Light at Bentley Copse, the Light was taken to the Double Dragons ESU meeting where the origins of the Light were explained and discussed

Croydon District (GLSW) - Following the service at Bentley Copse, the Light was taken to Oxted and on to St Pauls URC, Croham Road, Croydon on Christmas Eve where it was used in their festive services. The Light was also collected from Oxted by the GSL of 1st Crystal Palace Scout Group (cycling both ways!) for distribution in the Group

Richmond Upon Thames District (GLSW) - After collection from Bentley Copse, the Light was used to light the Advent Wreath at the Midnight Service at St ? Church, and was maintained by the Church on a sanctuary candle for a week after Christmas

Home Counties

Mon 12th Dec 1.00pm - Peace Light arrives at Luton

Mon 12th Dec 1.00pm - Peace Light collected to be taken to Bedford and on to Leicester for distribution

Mon 12th Dec 1.00pm - Peace Light collected to be taken to Hartlepool distributing at Ferrybridge and Wetherby Services on A1 enroute

Mon 12th Dec Afternoon - Peace Light collected and taken to St Mary Help of Christians RC Church, Holyhead for local distribution and to Holyhead Ferry Port to meet Irish contigent for transfer to Dublin (Tues lunch), then on to Wrexham, St Helens and Glasgow

Mon 12th Dec Afternoon - Peace Light collected and taken to RAF Falconbury

Mon 12th Dec 6.00pm tbc - Peace Light Reception Service at St Andrew's Church, Bedford

Mon 12th Dec 7.00pm tbc - Peace Light Service, All Saints Church, Shaftsbury Road, Luton

Wed 14th Dec - Delivery to St. Peter's Parish Church (CoE), Irthingborough, Northamptonshire

Midlands

Mon 12th Dec 3.45pm to 4.30pm - Peace Light transfer at St Leicester Train Station, collection for East Midlands, South Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Mon 12th Dec 4.30pm approx - Peace Light transfer for Nottingham / Derbyshire at the Holiday Inn, Bostocks Lane, Sandiacre, Derbys (just off M1 Jn25)

IF COLLECTING AT THE HOLIDAY INN, SANDIACRE, PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU SIGN YOUR CAR IN THE CAR PARK AT THE RECEPTION BEFORE COLLECTING THE LIGHT ELSE RISK GETTING A FINE

Date tbc - Peace Light passed to Superintendent Minister, Trinity Methodist Circuit, Retford, Nottinghamshire / Derbyshire / South Yorks to be passed between the Churches in the Circuit leading up until Christmas

Wed 14th Dec evening - Peace Light passed to the Chaplains at Kings Mill Hospital, Mansfield, Nottingham

Wed 14th Dec 7.30pm - Peace Light Reception Service, St Francis RC Church, Tamworth Road, Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire

Wed 14th Dec - Peace Light passed to the United Reform Church, Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire

Wed 14th Dec - Peace Light passed to the 2nd Company Boys Brigade, Derby

Wed 14th Dec - Peace Light passed to St Albans Church, Derby

Wed 14th Dec - Peace Light passed to St Hughs Church, Borrowash, Derby

Wed 14th Dec - Peace Light passed to Weston On Trent and Aston On Trent Methodist Churches, Derby

Wed 14th Dec - Peace Light passed to St Clares School, Rough Heanor Rd, Derby

Wed 14th Dec - Peace Light passed to St Andrews Church, Swanick, Derbyshire

Wed 14th Dec - Peace Light passed to the Canaan Trust (supporting the homeless), Long Eaton, Nottingham

From the Living Advent Windows at Aston-On-Trent, Derby, the Peace Light remains burning at Red Lodge in the village,

Wed 14th Dec evening - Peace Light passed to Marston-On-Dove, Derbyshire - distribution details to follow

Wed 14th Dec evening - Peace Light passed to Hilton and on to Marchington, Derbyshire - distribution details to follow

Thu 15th Dec - Peace Light taken to the Chiropractic Carol Service, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire

Thu 15th Dec - Peace Light passed to All Saints Church, Aston-On-Trent, Derby, Derbyshire

Thu 15th Dec - Peace Light passed to Bethel Methodist Church, Nottingham Rd, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

Thu 15th Dec - Peace Light passed to Farnsfield Methodist Church, Farnsfield, Nottinghamshire

Thu 15th Dec - Peace Light passed to Mansfield Sister Cities Association, Nottinghamshire

Thu 15th Dec - Peace Light passed to The Manse (Assisted Living Residense), Kings Clipstone, Nottinghamshire

Sat 17th Dec - Peace Light passed to St Mary's Church, Greasley, Nottinghamshire

Sun 18th Dec 3.00pm - Carol Service & Reception of Peace Light, Trinity Methodist Church, High Street, Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire

Sun 18th Dec 7.00pm - Carols by Candlelight and introduction of the Peace Light, St Mary's Church, Greasley, Nottinghamshire

Sun 18th Dec - Peace Light passed to St Marks Church, Winshill, Burton On Trent, Staffordshire

Sun 18th Dec - Peace Light passed to Melbourne Methodist Church, Melbourne, Derbyshire

Sun 18th Dec - Peace Light passed to St Giles CofE Church, Church Drive, Sandiacre, Derbyshire

Mon 19th Dec 6.30pm - Town Carol Service led by Churches Together, Retford Town Hall, Retford, Nottinghamshire

Mon 19th Dec 6.00pm - Peace Light presented to 6th Beeston Scout Group Carol Service, Group Scout HQ, 55 Middle Street, Beeston, Nottingham

Sun 8th Jan 2017 10.15am - Christingle Service, St Mary's Church, Greasley, Nottinghamshire

East

Mon 12th Dec - Peace Light collected from Leicester station for distribution in Lincoln

Wed 14th Dec - Peace Light presented to Monks Road Methodist Church, Lincoln by local Scouts

Tue 13th Dec - Peace Light presented to St Andrew's Church, Soham, Cambs

Wed 14th Dec - Peace Light presented to North Hykeham Memorial Hall, Hykeham, Lincoln

Thu 15th Dec - Peacelight will be part of the Candle lit procession through Lincoln from the Cornhill to Castle Square, carried by the "Jack", the Lincoln Peace Child and become the Star of Bethlehem at the Nativity play in the Castle Square.

Peace Light passed to St Mary Magdelene CofE Church, Bailgate, Lincoln

Peace Light passed to the Lincoln Cathedral (the Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Lincoln), Minster Yard, Lincoln, by Jack the "Peace Child"

Peace Light passed to Central Methodist Church, Boston, Lincolnshire

TBA - Peace Light passed to several local churches and schools for their own Christmas nativity activities

Thu 15th Dec - Delivery to St. Peter's Parish Church (CoE), Irthingborough, Northamptonshire

Thu 15th Dec - Carol Service at St Michael's Church, Waddington, Lincolnshire

Thu 15th Dec - The Resurrection Church, Edinburgh Square, RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire

Fri 16th Dec - Cubs 100th Birthday Promise Renewal, Skegness, Lincolnshire

Sun 18th Dec 6.30pm - Town Carol Service, Kings Lynn Minster, Kings Lynn, Norfolk

Mon 19th Dec - Nativity Play, All Saints School, Waddington, Lincolnshire

Christmas Eve 6.00pm - Childrens Navivity Play, Vigil Mass, St Peter and Paul's RC Church, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln

Christmas Day - St Helen's Church, Willingham by Stow, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire

Christmas Day - St Edith's Church, Coates, Lincolnshire

North East

Mon 12th Dec 4.00 - 4.30pm - Peace Light arrives at Ferrybridge Services (A1) for distribution

Mon 12th Dec - Peace Light collected at Ferrybridge Services, to be taken to Huddersfield

Mon 12th Dec 4.45 - 5.15pm - Peace Light arrives at Wetherby Services (A1) for distribution

Mon 12th Dec 7.00pm - Middlesbrough Seniors Pie and Pea Supper, Middlesbrough, Cleveland

Mon 12th Dec - Peace Light collected from Wetherby Services, to be taken to North Yorks and Northumbria

Mon 12th Dec - Peace Light collected from Wetherby Services by BSA (Mayflower District, Troop 215), to be taken to RAF Menwith Hill, Harrogate, Nth Yorks

Mon 12th Dec approx 2.00pm - Peace Light arrives at Huddersfield - local distribution details to follow

Mon 12th Dec approx 6.00pm - Peace Light arrives from Leicester to be taken to Sheffield Cathedral, Church Street, Sheffield, Yorks S1 1HA

Tue 13th Dec 12.30pm - Middlesbrough Teeside Hospice, Northgate Road, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough, Cleveland

Tue 13th Dec 7.30pm - The Peace Light Distribution Service, St Patrick's RC Parish Church, New N Road, Huddersfield, W Yorks

Wed 14th Dec 9.30am - Peace Light taken to Coatham Parish Church, Redcar, North Yorks

Wed 14th Dec 1.15pm - Peace Light taken to James Cook Hospital, Middlesbrough, Cleveland

Wed 14th Dec 6.00pm - Peace Light taken to 1st Saltburn Scout Group (Cubs), Saltburn by the Sea, Cleveland

Wed 14th Dec 6.00pm - Peace Light collected by Hartlepool Scout District, County Durham

Fri 16th Dec 6.00pm - Peace Light presented to St Cuthbert & St Oswald Church, Winkley, Ripon, N York by members of 179 BSA Cub Scouts(RAF Menwith Hill) hosted by Fountains Brownies(North Yorks West Dist)

Fri 16th Dec 6.30pm - Peace Light at Redcar and Eston Scout District Cub 100th Celebration Event

Fri 16th Dec 6.30pm - Peace Light at Middlesbrough Scout District Cub 100th Celebration Event

Sat 17th Dec 11.00am - Peace Light presented to Peace Light taken to St Martins Le Grand, Coney St, York, members of Troop 179 BSA Scouts(RAF Menwith Hill)

Sun 18th Dec 3.00pm - Carol Service at South Bank Baptist Church, Middlesbrough, Cleveland

Sun 18th Dec 6.00pm - Carol Service at Stockton United Reform Church, Stockton on Tees, North Yorks

Sun 18th Dec 6.30pm - Nine Lessons and Carols by Candlelight, St Saviour's Church, Dacre Pasture Lane, Thornwaite, North Yorks

Christmas Eve 2.00pm - Christmas Eve Crib Service, Holy Trinity Church, "The Church In The Dale", Dacre Banks, Harrogate, North Yorks

Christmas Eve 4.00pm - Christmas Eve Crib Service, Christ Church, Darley, Harrogate, North Yorks

North West

Mon 12th Dec Evening - Peace Light arrives at St Helens/Crosby for distribution to Merseyside

Mon 12th Dec Evening - Peace Light arrives at Preston

Tue 13th Dec 6.30pm - Ecumenical Service & Distribution of the Bethlehem Peace Light - St. Anne & Blessed Dominic's Catholic Church, Monastery Road, St. Helens

Tue 13th Dec - Peace Light collected from St Helens by IoM Scout contingent, to be taken to Douglas, IoM

Tue 13th Dec am - The Peace Light will be taken from St. Anne and Blessed Dominic's service to Loretto Grammar School, Altrincham

Tue 13th Dec 10.00am - 12.30pm - Peace Light Holding morning - Sutton Village Church, Herbert St, St Helens - drop in any time to collect the Light

Wed 14th Dec - Peace Light collected by PLAST Ukrainian Scouts, Manchester, Lancs

Sun 18th Dec 10.30am - Fulwood Methodist Church, Watling Street Road, Preston

Wales

Mon 12th Dec Evening - Peace Light arrives at Wrexham Cathedral - for local distribution

Mon 12th Dec Evening - Peace Light delivered to St Mary Help of Christians RC Church, Holyhead for local distribution and transfer to Ireland

Tue 13th Dec tba - Peace Light collected at Holyhead Ferry Port by contingent of Irish Scouts, to be taken to Dublin

Tue 13th Dec evening - Peace Light taken to Chepstow to meet Scouts from 4th Lliw Valley Pontarddulais Scout Group, Swansea, S Wales

Tue 13th Dec evening - Peace Light arrives at Swansea, Swansea, S Wales couriered by 4th Lliw Valley Pontarddulais Scout Group

Tue 13th Dec evening - Peace Light taken to Pontarddulais, Swansea, S Wales by 4th Lliw Valley Pontarddulais Scout Group for distribution to local schools, churches and other groups for their own ceremonies

Fri 16th Dec 6.00pm - Peace Light taken to Glamorgan District Cub Scout 100th Birthday Promise Party at Swansea Leisure Centre

Fri 16th Dec - Peace Light collected from Pontarddulais Scout Group to be taken to Newport, Gwent - tbc

Scotland

Tue 13th Dec - Peace Light arrives Glasgow for Scottish distribution

Fri 16th Dec 7.30pm - Braid District, Liberton Kirk Hall, Kirkgate, Edinburgh

Mon 19th Dec 7.00pm - Peace Light Service (21st Craigalmond Scout Group), Queensferry Parish Church, The Loan, South Queensferry, Edinburgh

Isle of Man

To Be Advised - Peace Light arrives Douglas, IoM ready for Service of Welcome and distribution

Sat 17th Dec 2.00pm - Service of Distribution of the Bethlehem Peace Light, St Matthews Church, North Quay, Douglas

Ireland

Tue 13th Dec tba - Peace Light arrives Dublin Ferry Port for distribution across the province

 

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France

Sun 11th Dec 11.15am - French Peace Light Ceremony, Suresnes, Paris attended by Scouts et Guides de France from Suresnes and Boy Scouts of America, Troop 112, Paris

Sun 11th Dec 3.00pm - Peace Light collected by UK Contingent at Eglise du Sacre Coeur de Marcqen Baroeul. Place du General Leclerc, Marcq-en-Baroeul, France, collected by a member of 5th Dover (St Margarets) Explorer Scout Unit

Sun 11th Dec 2.00pm - Peace Light collected by UK members of the DSSF at St Paul's Saint de Pol sur Ternoise, Arras

Boy Scouts of America : Transatlantic Council

Sun 11th Dec 11.15am - French Peace Light Ceremony, Suresnes, Paris, France attended by Boy Scouts of America, Troop 112, Paris (Charlemagne District) and Scouts et Guides de France from Suresnes

Fri 16th Dec 6.00pm - Peace Light presented to St Cuthbert & St Oswald Church, Winkley, Ripon, N York by members of 179 BSA Cub Scouts(RAF Menwith Hill) hosted by Fountains Brownies(North Yorks West Dist)

Sat 17th Dec 11.00am - Peace Light presented to Peace Light taken to St Martins Le Grand, Coney St, York, members of Troop 179 BSA Scouts(RAF Menwith Hill)

Sun 18th Dec 6.30pm - Nine Lessons and Carols by Candlelight, St Saviour's Church, Dacre Pasture Lane, Thornwaite, North Yorks

Christmas Eve 2.00pm - Christmas Eve Crib Service, Holy Trinity Church, "The Church In The Dale", Dacre Banks, Harrogate, North Yorks

Christmas Eve 4.00pm - Christmas Eve Crib Service, Christ Church, Darley, Harrogate, North Yorks

United States of America

Sat 26th Nov 3:00pm approx - Ceremony of Reception and Passing of the Peace Light, Our Lady of the Skies Chapel,JFK International Airport, Jamacia, Queens, N.Y.(Term 4, Upper Level)

Canada

Sat 3rd Dec 5.00pm - Christmas Market, Distillery District, Toronto, ON

Sun 18rd Dec - The Bethlehem Peace Light has reached Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, - thank you to Plast Ukrainian Scouting. The Peace Light will be distributed in Winnipeg by Plast Ukrainian Scouts after a ceremony at Ukrainian Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of Sts.Volodymyr and Olha on Sunday, December 18th at 9:00am, following the service the Peace Light will also be travelling even farther north to Yorkton, Saskatchewan

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UK Peacelight Co-Ordinators - Members of the Deep Sea Scouts in Dover liaise with the Austrian representatives to collect and organise the Peace Light distribution through the UK, "click" on the E-Mail logo to contact them direct.

Original Web Page Compiled by "G@Z" 9/2001

Last Updated 28-12-2016