There will always be anniversaries and special times when you miss the person who has died in a particular way. Some churches offer special services at Christmas for those who are feeling sad, so check out your local church for details.
Sometimes there are special services, often in cathedrals or larger churches, to remember those who have died in particular circumstances, such as stillbirth or road accident death. The relevant national support groups will have more information.
But every year, near to November 2nd, many churches hold special services, when anyone who wants to remember someone they love who has died can come to light a candle and say special prayers. This is often known as ‘All Souls’. Check your local church for details – there may be a service in the day time or in the evening. It doesn’t matter whether the funeral took place in this church, or even if you have never been there before. This service is for everyone, and many people find it very helpful.
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Light a candle
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It can be difficult to know what the right thing to do is when someone has been bereaved. You may support them by going to the funeral, but there may be more that you can do. Find out here how you can support your friend in one of life’s hardest moments.