Ceremony of Remembrance

The next annual ceremony of remembrance will be held on:


14th October 2018


The North Herts Sands Committee would like to invite you to our annual ceremony of rembrance which this year will be held on Sunday 14th October at 3pm, at The Coptic Orthodox Church Centre.


Please click to find the Address details for Coptic Church Centre, Stevenage


Coptic Orthodox Church Centre

Shephalbury Manor

Broadhall Way
SG2 8NP Stevenage


North Herts Sands warmly invites you to our 2018 Ceremony of Remembrance, which is being held on Baby Loss Awareness Day (seehttps://babyloss-awareness.org/get-involved).

The ceremony will begin at 3pm, please arrive for 2:30pm. The venue has a very long driveway but we will put up signs indicating the entrance. There is ample parking available, please park where you find a space. There are stairs at the venue, but there is a stair lift and ample space to stow pushchairs.

Please note that this year's ceremony will not be faith-based. As before, there will be reflections, readings, music and time for remembering and lighting candles for each baby. The ceremony is a lovely opportunity to spend some time honouring the precious babies we have lost, known or cared for, in the company of others who understand.

Please note that we are unable to light actual candles during the ceremony, due to fire regulations at the venue. We have LED candles so we can still create a wave of light. We hope you understand. 

If you would like your baby/ babies' name(s) read out and a candle lit, please provide the details when you arrive. Candles (not LED candles this time) will be available for you to take away with you after the ceremony. If you are UNABLE to attend but would still like your baby’s name read out and a candle lit, please email your baby/babies' name(s) to northhertssands@gmail.com.

For those of you who attended last year will remember that those who wished to were able to write a short message of thanksgiving to their baby/ babies. We will provide this opportunity again this year, you may wish to think in advance about what you might like to write.

It would be very helpful in our planning if you could please let us know as soon as possible, whether you are coming. Please indicate your attendance by email to northhertssands@gmail.com . Please give the number of adults and children.

We would be very grateful for some help on the day. If you would like to help, please add a post to this event or send an email to northhertssands@gmail.com

Please join us for some refreshments after the service. 

If you have any questions, you can also call us on 07493 172116.

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible there. 

Kind Regards,

North Herts Sands Committee






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Lights of Love Services in December

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