The Compassionate Friends WA


Annual Events
Below is a list of events that The Compassionate Friends, WA hold every year. Details on when these events will occur are detailed in our Upcoming Events page, past events are on our Past Events page. We look forward to seeing you at these events. They are a great chance to provide support, reflect and socially interact with each other.
Our main annual events include:

Worldwide Candle Lighting Service


The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting® service is held annually on the second Sunday in December. It is a global service uniting family and friends around the globe as they light candles for one hour to honour and remember children who have died at any age from any cause. Candles are lit at 3.30pm local time, creating a virtual wave of light around the world, as hundreds of thousands of persons commemorate and honour, in a way that transcends all ethnic, cultural, religious, and political boundaries, the memory of children who have died. News of where events will be held in WA will be included in our Upcoming Events section of our website as they are planned. If you are unable to attend a service, we encourage you to light a candle for one hour at 3.30pm no matter where you may be.
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