Tribute paid to lost babies at a Saying Goodbye Service at Ely Cathedral

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Saying Goodbye service at Bristol Cathedral - Credit: Archant

Families who have suffered the loss of a baby, at any stage of pregnancy, birth or in infancy, are invited to join a special service in Ely Cathedral on October 15.

At the Saying Goodbye service at 7.30pm, families will pay tribute to their lost babies.

The service at Ely, part of a national set of Saying Goodbye services in cathedrals across the UK, will feature music, poetry and readings, mixed with acts of remembrance and time for reflection.

The service is free to attend and open to anyone of any faith or no faith.

The Saying Goodbye services were established by Staffordshire couple Zoe and Andy Clark-Coates, who have lost five children through miscarriage. Zoe explained: “We decided to take the pain of loss and create an organisation that could help others who have previously, or are currently going through the grief of losing a baby,

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“The aim of our charity, The Mariposa Trust is to help support those who have suffered the pain of losing a child at any stage. Approximately one in

four pregnancies, or 250,000 per year end in miscarriage, plus 4,000 through still birth and more in infancy in the UK alone.

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“The Saying Goodbye services are there for parents, family and friends who have lost to pay tribute and remember their cherished child.”

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