A CATHEDRAL has offered one of its chapels as a place of reflection for people who have lost a baby.
As part of Baby Loss Awareness Week (BLAW) October 9-15, Chichester Cathedral is offering St Clement Chapel throughout the day for people to use to commemorate.
The Cathedral works with the Sussex Charity’s Pregnancy Options Center which provides free, non-judgmental help and support for anyone struggling following an abortion or pregnancy loss.
The charity has invited visitors to the chapel to remember their loss experience and mark them with pink, blue and neutral ribbons, messages, prayers and tea lights to take home for the lightwave ceremony on October 15 at 7pm.
Now in its 20th year, Baby Loss Awareness Week provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the impact of pregnancy and baby loss, the importance of bereavement support in the ongoing grieving process, and the work to improve pregnancy outcomes .
Anna Madge of the Pregnancy Options Center said: “We hope this event will stimulate conversations about pregnancy and baby loss and give those affected an opportunity to share their experiences. At Options, we recognize that every loss is individual, which is why we offer a range of support services for those who have suffered pregnancy loss, including abortion.
“I hope this opportunity will help reassure anyone who is on this journey, be it recent or long-term, that there is a community ready to help with whatever is needed, be it support or just someone listening and walking by their side.”
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/21584737.chichester-cathedral-works-pregnancy-options-centre-baby-loss-awareness-week/?ref=rss Chichester Cathedral is partnering with the Pregnancy Options Center for Baby Loss Awareness Week