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.
We also have memorial events, which all bereaved families will receive an invitation to in the year after their child has died:
- Sunday 13 May 2018: Annual Memorial Service at St Chad’s Cathedral. This service is led by the Christian chaplains
- September 2018: Memorial Picnic and Walk at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alweras. This is a non-religious event. Watch a video to get an understanding of how the event works.