What is Saying Goodbye? Run by the Mariposa Trust, this service is the chance for people to join together and remember the children they had lost. With over 258,000 babies being lost yearly in the UK alone, the charity needed to be able to offer not only a comprehensive package of befriending and support but also national baby loss remembrance services.

On the 11th November at 11am, in Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff, there will be one of their Saying Goodbye Services.

So who is the service for?

Anyone who has either personally lost a baby at any stage of pregnancy, at birth, or in early years, or who has been affected by family members’ or friends’ loss.  Whether the loss was recent or 80 years ago, everyone is welcome to attend. We have also extended the services, and gladly welcome anyone who is grieving the fact that they haven’t had children. This may be due to circumstance, infertility, or for other reasons – but all are welcome. Babies and children are also invited to come with their families, as the Saying Goodbye service is truly a family event for all.

1 in 4 women suffer miscarriage and baby loss, so you will likely have contact with a significant number of people who have either personally suffered baby loss, or who have a partner or family member that has. If you are unable to attend, don’t forget to pray both for souls of the children as well as the families.