3 October 2018

Baby Remembrance Services

Baby Remembrance Services, are being held for all who have suffered the loss of a child, no matter how long ago. The services are a simple act of remembrance, conducted by the hospital chaplain. The services are for remembering and sharing with all welcome to attend. They are being held on:

  • Wednesday 10th October at 2.00pm – in the Chapel of Christ the Healer, at Eastbourne DGH
  • Sunday 14th October at 3:00 pm – in the Oak Room, Hastings Centre, The Ridge, (opposite Conquest Hospital)

Rev Graham Atfield, Hospital Chaplain at Conquest Hospital 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. At these services in the past we have met people who attended many years, sometimes decades, after suffering 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.