Annual Baby Remembrance Services 2015

This year’s annual baby remembrance services will take place this autumn at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and at St. Luke’s Church in Cheltenham. 

‘So dearly loved, so briefly known’ are services which provide an opportunity for space and reflection to remember those babies who have died at any time from conception into the early stages of life. They are open to anyone who has been affected by the loss of a baby. 

The services are conducted by the hospital chaplains and supported by other members of staff who will be around to talk afterwards. There are two services, one in Cheltenham and one in Gloucester so that people can choose which one they attend. 

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Lead Chaplain Mark Read explains that all are welcome to attend and each year there are a large number of people who come along because they appreciate a safe and open place in which they can acknowledge and remember their children. 

“You might be a parent or sibling, a grandparent or relative, a member of the hospital staff or a friend. Your bereavement may be recent or it may have happened many years ago. It doesn’t matter. These services are an opportunity for you to remember your baby and to meet other people who understand because they have also lost babies that they loved.  Although they follow a broadly Christian pattern of worship, it doesn’t matter what faith background people have.” 

Gloucester:

7 pm Friday 25th September 2015

The Chapel (The Tower Entrance)

Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

Great Western Road

Gloucester

GL1 3NN

 

Cheltenham:

7pm Friday 2nd October 2015

St. Luke’s Church

College Road

Cheltenham

GL 53 7HX