Sherwood Forest Hospitals’ annual baby remembrance service

Posted Wednesday, June 17, 2020 8:26 AM

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Sherwood Forest Hospitals’ annual baby memorial service will be streamed online on Thursday 16 July.

The service will include a selection of poems, readings and prayers. Also, as done in previous memorial services, members of the Chaplaincy Team will release white doves as a mark of remembrance.

Edith Dawson, Lead Chaplain at Sherwood Forest Hospitals says: “We hope that the service will be as meaningful and supportive to you and your families as possible, particularly during this challenging time. This year’s virtual service will be a safe place for bereaved families to remember their babies together, and will be a comfort and virtual support network for families who would usually connect face-to-face during the service. We hope that we can hold our usual service in the Faith Centre and remember the babies together later in the year.”

If you would like your child’s name mentioned in the service, a candle lit in their memory or the web-link to watch on Thursday 16 July, please contact Maria Vernon, Chaplaincy Administrator, on 01623 622515 ext: 3047 or

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