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Service of Remembrance and Hope

December 02, 2014 9:59 AM

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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 7th December at 2.30pm.

This annual service organised by staff from the Royal Hospital for Sick Children (RHSC), Yorkhill provides an opportunity to remember and give thanks for the young family members they have lost.

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 Martin Kelly & 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. So on behalf of the families I would like to thank everyone who has been involved in the planning and organisation.

“This multi-denominational event provides families with an opportunity to meet with other people who understand the length, breadth and depth of what it means to lose a precious young member of the family.

“The end of the service is in fact the beginning of the most remarkable part of the afternoon and as people begin to gather for tea and coffee, you witness families and individuals coming together to laugh, cry, and comfort each other. Knowing you are not alone can make a huge difference to how you approach and deal with the demands of Christmas and New Year.

“In truth I need to thank the families and friends who over the years have contributed far more to these services than the rest of us ever could.”

For further information on the service contact the chaplaincy department on 0141 201 0595.

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