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A Special Service of Remembrance

A special service of remembrance will take place in on 12th June for families who have suffered the trauma of losing a baby either during pregnancy or soon after birth. The service, which is held every year, is organised by the Chaplaincy of Saint Mary’s Hospital and the Stillbirth and Neo-natal Death Society (SANDS), and will be held in Manchester Cathedral on Sunday 12th June at 2.30 pm. The service will last around one hour and will include music and readings. Each baby will be remembered by name and individual candles will be lit. At the end of the service balloons will be released as an act of remembrance. Hospital Chaplain Susan Turner said: “Bringing people together for a Remembrance service is a way of offering some extra support to parents, whether they have lost a baby recently or several years ago. The service is the Hospital’s way of letting parents know that their loss has not been forgotten and they continue to be in our thoughts. It’s a special time, when we honour the memory of those so dearly loved and yet so briefly known.” All family and friends are welcome.