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.
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.
If you wish to watch the first service, conducted on the 28th of April, click here.
The service will take place on Friday 28th May at 10am. You will be able to access the service via our website at 10am or later, at a time to suit you. 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