ANNUAL baby remembrance services will be taking place again this autumn.

So Dearly Loved, So Briefly Known services provide an opportunity to remember babies who have died at any time from conception into the early stages of life.

They are open to anyone who has been affected by the loss of a baby, including parents or siblings, grandparents or relatives, member of hospital staff or friend and bereavement may be recent or may have happened many years ago.

The services are conducted by the hospital chaplains and supported by other members of staff who will be around to talk afterwards.

Although they follow a broadly Christian pattern of worship, it doesn’t matter what faith background people have. All are welcome to attend.

Two services will be held, one in Gloucester at 7pm on Friday, September 26, at The Chapel, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital,Great Western Road, Gloucester, GL1 3NN.

The second service will be held in Cheltenham at 7pm Friday, October 3, St Luke’s Church, College Road, Cheltenham, GL53 7HX.