Families are being given the chance to pay a moving tribute to their lost loved ones at a popular Christmas service in Tamworth.
The special service at St Editha’s Church on December 13, 7pm, is aimed at bringing comfort and solace over the festive period to people who have lost relatives or friends.
The lights will dimmed when the choir sings Silent Night and remembrance candles will be lit and held aloft. A piper will also perform during a moment of poignant reflection.
The service, organised by the Tamworth Co-operative Society, is specifically aimed at helping families and friends in their first or second year of loss. However, organisers are keen to stress that a warm welcome is extended to anybody who feels they would like to attend for whatever reason.
“Hundreds of people have taken great comfort from this very heart-warming ceremony during the past few years and we are expecting it to be well attended again this year,” said Amanda Woodward, general manager of the Tamworth Co-op’s funeral department.
“We know Christmas can be difficult for people who have lost somebody special, and this ceremony is a mixture of celebrating Christmas while at the same time paying a personal tribute to those we have lost.”
A collection is taken during the service with the proceeds being split between St Editha’s Church and St Giles Hospice at Whittington.
Tamworth Co-op’s chief executive, Julian Coles, will make the closing address and the congregation will then be invited to stay for complimentary refreshments.