All of the resources on this webpage are offered to you for free. They’re designed to help you sensitively and compassionately reach out to those in your parish and local community who’ve experienced baby loss.
Baby Loss Memorial pack downloadables
Baby Loss Matters Pack
You can request a physical Baby Loss Matters Memorial pack by clicking the button below.
You can download the Baby Loss Matters Memorial poster to print it by clicking the button below.
You can download all you need to know about setting up your Memorial by clicking the button below.
We’re pleased to announce that we’re participating in Baby Loss Awareness Week 2020. The week runs from 9-15 October and aims to raise awareness of pregnancy and baby loss in the UK. Throughout the week, anyone affected by baby loss is invited to commemorate the lives of babies who did not live to birth, or who died shortly after. Our parish is supporting this valuable cause by setting up a Baby Loss Memorial. If you’re unable to attend, you can pray for and offer support to any families, friends or people you know affected by baby loss. Life’s website has more info and resources: babylossmatters.lifecharity.org.uk
Notice to be given during the service
As you know, our parish is participating in Baby Loss Matters, an initiative by the national prolife charity Life, to create memorial spaces in churches across the country to commemorate the lives of those lost before, during, or shortly after birth for any reason. The memorial space includes prayer cards, as well as details of support services if you feel you need them. The memorial is for anyone who wishes to make use of them. We are today holding a Collection for Life, in aid of their vital services giving practical and emotional support to women in crisis pregnancies and suffering after baby loss. Their Pregnancy Matters™ online service supported 45,000 women affected by abortion or pregnancy loss during last year – 120 every day – and with your help, they can reach even more this year. Thank you for your generosity.
Bidding prayers about baby loss
You’re welcome to use one or all of the following in your bidding prayers.
That all who have suffered baby loss of any kind – whether they be women, men, or their families – may receive the loving support they need, and to be healed in body, mind and spirit.
That our society may come to have the utmost respect for human life from the moment of conception to natural death.
That any woman facing a difficult or unintended pregnancy has the courage and support to choose life for her child.
That all Christians may come to recognise that we have a special duty to promote Life and support those in need.
You can download these bidding prayers as a PDF by clicking the button below.
Place a Baby Loss Matters link on your church’s website
To place a Baby Loss Matters link on your church’s website, you can use our logo.
Click on the button above. Right-click and download the logo to your computer, then pop it on your website. Please make sure that you:
- Lock the aspect ratio
- Don’t cover the logo with anything or alter it
- If you attribute the logo, please attribute it to “Baby Loss Matters”
- Make sure it links to: https://babylossmatters.lifecharity.org.uk
If you wanted to share our Helpline number with the logo, it’s 0808 8025433.
If you also wanted to share our Text-to-Talk number, it’s 07860 077339.