Local residents are being invited to Carlisle Cemetery’s Annual Babies’ Memorial Service on Saturday 8 September at 3pm.
Held within the Carlisle Cemetery Chapel, Richardson Street, the short service is not only open for parents who have recently lost a baby or child but for anyone who has ever suffered a loss.
The Mayor of Carlisle, Cllr Jessica Riddle will also be in attendance.
The annual remembrance event will be led by Reverend Annie Gray (Chaplain at the Cumberland Infirmary) and will include hymns, prayers and blessings. During the service, parents will be asked to come forward and receive a carnation in memory of those they have lost. These are then placed on individual graves within the Babies’ Memorial Garden.
A collection will also be taken, on the day, for the Cumberland Infirmary’s Special Care Baby Unit. Contact Carlisle City Council on 01228 817390 for further details.