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A Quiet Space for Parents who have Suffered the Loss of a Child (West Yorkshire)

A Quiet Space for Parents who have Suffered the Loss of a Child (West Yorkshire)

St Mary’s, Wilshaw, Wilshaw (between Meltham & Holmfirth), HD9 4EA.
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21 March 2020, 14.00 – 16.30

St Mary’s, Wilshaw

Dear Parents

You are warmly invited to a quiet space to remember your child.

Please note this is not a church service. The church will be open for you and your family to light a candle, place a photo of your child (if you wish) and spend some quiet time in church. You are welcome to arrive anytime between 2pm & 4.30pm and may stay for a few minutes or for the whole 2.5 hours. Refreshments will be served in the Sunday School, allowing time to talk if this is appropriate for you.

Over the last 6 years we have held services for bereaved parents, we have an altar cloth with the names of all the children that have been remembered at our church. These names will be presented on a large screen throughout the afternoon. You are warmly invited to add the name of your child to the altar cloth.

St. Mary’s church was built by bereaved parents who wanted to bury their daughter nearby. Mary was the name of their 23 year old child who died during childbirth in 1863. Having lost a child myself I feel there is a need to support parents who have suffered the worst kind of loss. Mother’s Day can be a difficult time, hopefully you will feel some comfort with happy memories and in a safe space.

With warmest wishes


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