Parents and families are being invited to a special remembrance service for babies at Pilgrim hospital chapel later this month.
This year’s service will be held on Sunday 29 January at 2pm in Pilgrim hospital chapel. The address will be given by Reverend Barbara Hutchinson, hospital chaplain.
This service is for all parents who have suffered a miscarriage or stillbirth or whose baby has died around the time of birth.
There will be an opportunity to light a candle during the service and to have their baby’s name read out as well as to meet other parents afterwards.
Christine Bonneywell, lead chaplain at Pilgrim Hospital said, “This service gives bereaved parents the opportunity to come together, to remember their babies and to support each other.
“This year we are hoping to learn more about the new SANDS group which is opening in the Boston area and which will offer more support from parents who know what it is like to lose a baby and who want to share their experience and their understanding with others. The service is not just to remember the pain of loss but also to remember the gift of children, however short their lives might be.”