New venue for hospitals baby and child remembrance service

An annual baby and child remembrance service has a new venue this year.

The West Suffolk Hospital chaplaincy hold the baby and child remembrance and sharing service each year, to support parents and relatives who have lost a young person in their lives, and for NHS staff who may have cared for them.

This year, due to visiting restrictions at the hospital the service will now take place at Southgate Church in Caie Walk, Bury St Edmunds from 3pm on Sunday, 7 November.

Tea and coffee will be available after the service, and a creche will be available.

Deputy lead chaplain Rev Stephen Griffiths said: “This is an important service for parents who have been through the very difficult loss of a child, and for many of our staff who share in that pain with those they have cared for.

“We are very grateful to Southgate Church for providing an alternative venue for us, while visiting restrictions to limit the number of people coming into the hospital are in force.”