Families from across the South East who have suffered the pain of baby loss at any stage of pregnancy, birth or in infancy are invited to join a special service on Saturday 18 July at 12:30 in the Crypt, The Saying Goodbye services help families pay tribute to their lost babies and provide an opportunity for people to say goodbye.
The Saying Goodbye services, are the first set of national commemorative services to take place in Cathedrals and Minsters across the UK, with this being the third time that the service has been held at Canterbury, and is the 51st service held in the 34-months since the charity was set up.
The service in Canterbury will feature music, poetry and readings, mixed with acts of remembrance and time for reflection. The service is free to attend and open to anyone of any faith or no faith. Additionally for the first time ever, people are being invited to notify the charity if they would like to have a candle lit at the Canterbury service in remembrance of their lost child. They need to simply email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2015 Saying Goodbye service will be held at 12:30 in the Crypt on Saturday 18 July.