Mother's Day support at crematorium

PEOPLE who only have graves to visit on Mother's Day are being offered prayer and support at Gorleston Crematorium.Three ordained clergy will be on hand on March 14 to talk and pray with people, alongside a team of stewards who will be identified by prominent badges.

PEOPLE who only have graves to visit on Mother's Day are being offered prayer and support at Gorleston Crematorium.

Three ordained clergy will be on hand on March 14 to talk and pray with people, alongside a team of stewards who will be identified by prominent badges.

Tea and coffee will also be available, following a similar support event staged by the Borough Wide Churches Forum (BWCF) last year.

A spokesman said last year's event “received many commendations from the grieving families who visited the crematorium and were extremely appreciative of the friendly ear to chat to.


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“This was hugely successful so is being repeated this year thanks to the support of crematorium manager, Linda Bigg.

“BWCF has been busy arranging props and funding to make this venue as warm as possible with appropriate facilities to make it a truly comfortable place for visiting to relax and chat with volunteers sharing a cup of tea or coffee.

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“The small cards that were so appreciated by recipients last year will be available with words of comfort printed on them. Please feel free to come and join us if you need a little comfort on this poignant day

Also at St Mary Magdalene Church, Magdalen Square, Gorleston on Mother's Day at 4pm Empty Arms - a service for people whose children have died and invited to light a candle for the child they have lost whatever the age or stage of development.

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