The pandemic has impacted on our lives in many ways. It has affected the way we care for our patients, and has also changed how we can celebrate their lives and mourn our loss after their death.
With a restricted number of guests allowed at funerals, friends and families are unable to gather together as they would traditionally have done, and the grieving process for many has become more prolonged and complicated.
Although we still can’t gather in person, we would like to invite you to a virtual service, to mark the deaths of those we have cared for and honour their lives. ‘A Time to Remember’ is a short service in which we will read out the names of those who have died, and light candles in their memory. You can watch it alone or invite family and friends to watch it too.
If you would like the name of a loved one read out during the service, please call our Admin team on 01252 729430 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by the 26th of March.
Marking the death of a loved one is an important part of the grieving process. Our initial sense of loss can be expressed at a funeral, but people often find that marking other occasions, after a little time has passed, enables them to honour the life of someone they have loved in a more reflective way.
The service will take place on Friday 2nd April at 10am. You will be able to access the service via our website at 10am or later, at a time to suit you. We have chosen Good Friday because it is the beginning of a Bank Holiday weekend in the Spring, a season of new life. It also falls in the season of Lent and Easter when Christians traditionally focus on the themes of death, grief and hope. But, the service is open to all – for people of all faiths or none.
A special thank you thank you to Elizabeth Cooney, Violinist, for the music used throughout this service. www.elizabethcooney.info
Our first service will be held to remember those who died in our care between September 2019 and October 2020 inclusive. Other services will be held later in the year to remember those who died in our care after this date.