Memorial for those remembering miscarriage, abortion and stillbirth
The loss of a pregnancy or baby is a particular bereavement. Excitement turns to sorrow, anticipation to anger, and joy to despair. Thousands of parents experience this bereavement every year, and yet it can be a difficult thing to talk about and come to terms with. It is hard to grieve a reality that didn’t come to pass: to lose a future that was full of promise, and yet so quickly came to nothing.
We recognise that saying goodbye to such a small life can feel impossible. We have placed a stone in the churchyard at Christ Church for all who are living with the pain of baby loss.
We unveiled a lasting memorial stone in 2020 with a pre-recorded act of worship – watch here.
All are welcome to visit the stone and spend time in the peaceful surroundings of the churchyard. The pain of baby loss, however isolating it may feel, is not a pain to carry alone. Together we come, together we mourn, and together we will find hope that these lives, so precious to us, are held in the arms of God.
If you have experienced the loss of a pregnancy or baby, you may find comfort and support on the following websites:
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if we can offer further support.
How to find the memorial stone...
The main pathways through the churchyard from Ridgeway Road and Thorley Lane are marked in red on this map. You will find the memorial stone just past the war memorial, on the right (with your back to Thorley Lane), opposite a bench.