Chaplaincy bereavement support

The chaplaincy team can support families who have sadly lost a baby or child. Chaplains can provide emotional support, end of life blessings and lead funerals. Please contact the team, or ask the ward staff to call the on-call chaplain in an urgent situation.

All families who have lost a baby or child will receive a gift of a book which we hope you will find comforting.

Memorial events

We also have memorial events, which all bereaved families will receive an invitation to in the year after their child has died:

  • Sunday  3pm 3 May 2020 – service at St Chads Cathedral, all welcome

  • Saturday 2pm 12 September 2020 – picnic and walk at the National Arboretum where we have a BCH memorial tree

The picnic and walk is a non-religious event. Watch a video to get an understanding of how the event works.