Bereaved families and those affected by the loss of a child have been invited to attend a Service of Remembrance at St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Great Western Road, Glasgow on Sunday 1st December at 2.30pm.
This annual service provides bereaved families an opportunity to remember in togetherness and hope the young family members they have lost and to acknowledge how precious their life meant to them as a family.
The service will be taken by the RHSC Chaplain, Rev Jim Meighan and Rev Deacon James Kernaghan from St Peters and St Simon’s Church. The music will be provided by Newton Mearns Baptist Church Music group
Rev Meighan said: “These services cannot be provided without the help and support of a small army of staff, volunteers and supporters.
“On behalf of the families I would like to thank the Family Support Team, the Family Bereavement Team and Yorkhill Children’s Charity. A special thanks also goes to Mackay & Inglis who generously provide all our printing requirements and of course St Mary’s Cathedral for their kindness, warm welcome and willingness to host this very important service.
“Everyone who has lost a child will find their own way to pay tribute to and remember their loved one, but this service and others like it around the country provide an opportunity to come together under one roof.
“With Christmas, and all it represents, just a few weeks away it gives parents and families an opportunity to meet with people who understand what they are going through and I hope they can take comfort and strength from those encounters.”
St.Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral,
Sunday, December 1st, 2013 at 2.30pm
For further information on the remembrance service contact the chaplaincy department on 0141 201 0595.