Pink and blue Cathedral to host Baby Loss Awareness Week service

September 26, 2021

From 9-15 October Peterborough Cathedral will be lighting its famous west front in pink and blue to mark Baby Loss Awareness Week. It will also hold a special service on Saturday 9 October at 5.30pm, for anyone who has lost a baby either recently or a while ago.

The service will be a gentle time of reflection and remembrance during which the lives of the children lost will be brought before God through music, prayer and the lighting of candles. Families who have lost little ones through stillbirth, miscarriage or termination are very welcome to come along.

During Baby Loss Awareness Week there will be a prayer station in the Cathedral for anyone who wants to drop in during regular opening times. One of the most famous historical figures associated with the Cathedral, Katharine of Aragon, herself experienced both stillbirth and neonatal death, with only one of her children surviving into adulthood.

Baby Loss Awareness Week is a national campaign, now in its 19th year, run by various charities who support those affected by stillbirth and neonatal death.

There is no need to register or book in for the service on 9 October but if you would like to talk to someone beforehand please contact Canon Rowan Williams via or on 01733 355310.


PHOTO CREDIT: Richard Mortlock