LSE Standing Together in Loss

A virtual candle lighting site for remembering loved ones, and bereavement groups.

The LSE community is living through unprecedented times that have brought grief closer to all of us, and many of us know those who are experiencing the loss of a loved one, or are grieving ourselves. But even though we are physically separated, we are not alone. We can still stand together to remember our loved ones and support those friends and colleagues whom we know are grieving at this time.

The Faith Centre has created for lighting virtual candles in memory of loved ones and for holding each other in our thoughts and prayers until we can all come back together as a physical community.

You will find the option to light a candle for your loved one, and the option to make this candle public so we can hold you in our thoughts and prayers. You will find faith resources, and links to wellbeing resources to support you.

There is the option to receive an invite to a memorial service for the whole community once these gatherings once again become safe. If you are a current staff member of student, you can opt in to a bereavement support group hosted by the Faith Centre with no obligation.

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Bereavement Groups

This Michaelmas term the Faith Centre is running Bereavement Groups to provide a space for mutual support and sharing if you have lost a loved one during the Covid pandemic. These groups will be semi-structured and will meet every week for one hour over 6 weeks. There will be separate groups for LSE staff and students and there will be ground rules set at the first meeting.

We ask you to fill in this short form with your details if you are interested in attending one of these groups. If you have any questions, please contact a member of the Faith Centre team on


It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.

John Steinbeck