Cathedral Church of St Mary Newcastle upon Tyne


Light in the Darkness

St Mary's Cathedral - November 5th 2017

This simple but moving Service "A Light in the Darkness" led by Father Adrian Dixon was a comfort to bereaved parents present who were grieving the loss of their child. Some had died in the womb, some as babies, some in young adulthood through illness or accident. All were united in the prayers recited together and in listening to the consoling and understanding words of the homily and the readings.

Each person lit a candle in memory of their beloved child while David Allison, the Cathedral organist, played beautiful music to accompany the procession. Although there was sadness and tears, people were glad they had come to share their suffering with others, able to show compassion to one another and gain consolation and strength from the Lord.