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6th October 2016

Annual baby remembrance service

The Annual Baby Remembrance Service will be held in the Chapel of the Holy Cross at Conquest Hospital, The Ridge, St Leonards-on-Sea, on Sunday 9th October 2016 at 3.00pm.

All who have suffered the loss of a child, no matter how long ago, are welcome to come to the service.

The service will be a simple act of remembrance, including the lighting of candles, conducted by the Rev Graham Atfield, Hospital Chaplain, who said: “Many of those who have lost a baby or suffered a miscarriage experience grief for many years afterwards. This act of remembrance is a way of sharing that grief with relatives, friends and those who have suffered a similar experience. In the past we have met people who have attended these services many years, sometimes decades, after their loss. It shows how enduring such losses can be and we hope that it can help them to move forward in the process of grieving.”

There will be tea, coffee and biscuits available afterwards and an opportunity to talk to a Chaplain and a representative from the Local Sands (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society) Group.