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Cathedrals to host 'Saying Goodbye' services for those who have lost a child

A series of remembrance services start next month at cathedrals around the country for people who have lost a child ...

A series of remembrance services start next month at cathedrals around the country for people who have lost a child ...

The Saying Goodbye Services have been created by Zoe and Andy Clark-Coates, a couple who have personally gone through the loss of five babies but who now are blessed with two little girls aged four and 20 months.

"The services take place at Cathedrals and Minsters across the UK, and we have over 20 taking place this year," explains Andy. "We'd love as many people who have been affected by this as possible to be able to attend.

"We have had amazing attendances at the other services with people who have lost babies last week and last month, sitting next to people to lost 60 years ago. Suffice to say the services have been deeply moving, and have brought about significant healing, which has been incredible."

Advocates and ambassadors supporting the initiative include the Archbishop of York John Sentamu, evangelist J John, and author and speaker Beth Redman.

Services are for women and men who have suffered loss, their children and their extended family and friends.

Services are planned at:
Chichester Cathedral – 8 June 5.30pm
Canterbury Cathedral – 6 July 11.30am
Glasgow Cathedral – 21 September 11am
St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh22 September 3.30pm
Carlisle Cathedral – 25 September 7.30pm

Find out more at www.sayinggoodbye.org

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