National Day of Reflection ~ Tuesday 23 March
Reflect ~ Support ~ Hope
Church open from 11.30am – 1pm for Private Prayer
Since the first UK Covid-19 lockdown began in 2020, millions have been bereaved. The National Day of Reflection, coordinated by the charity Marie Curie and officially supported by the Church of England, will designate a special day to reflect on collective loss and grief. Local churches have been asked to join with these evens, therefore St. Gluvias Church will be open anyone wishing to enter for their Private Prayers between 11.30am and 1pm
There will be a minute’s silence at 12 noon to create a moment that shows support for the millions of people who’ve been bereaved. It might also be a day to connect with someone who is grieving. This might be in simple ways such as having a chat with them, sending a card, a message, or giving them some spring flowers. If you are busy at this time, why not use the 8.00pm ‘share the light’ moment to light candles and place them in windows.
You might like to use either of these specially written prayers:
Be with us as we think about all that has changed this year, And help us to trust that you are always with us.
Be close to us as we remember those who have died, and help us to trust they are at peace with you.
Show us how to reach out to others with kindness and care, so that hope shines out in every heart and home. Amen
God of Love,
As we think about all that has changed this year, help us to trust that you are always with us.
As we remember those who have died, help us to trust they are at peace with you.
As we reach out to others with kindness and care, may hope shine out in every heart and home. Amen
If you wish to read more about this day or wish to get involved please click on the following link https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/get-involved/day-of-reflection
Posters for Children to download, colour and display – https://churchsupporthub.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/DayofReflection-ColourIn.pdf
Marie Curie Day of Reflection toolkit – https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/get-involved/day-of-reflection/toolkit#drawing
‘At A Loss’ Bereavement Support Services – https://www.ataloss.org/