Ceremonies of remembrance

The Ceremony of Remembrance is designed to offer support to the family and friends of former patients of the North London Hospice who have experienced the pain of bereavement.

At times it is difficult to find words to describe the experience of grief and loss. The Ceremony of Remembrance offers a safe space for bereaved family members and friends to gather together with Hospice staff and volunteers to collectively remember those they have lost, to experience support from other bereaved families.

We will be announcing new dates for the next ceremonies, so come back to this page later.

During this unprecedented period when we are unable to come together physically we will continue to honour the memory of your loved ones who have died in our care, with the launch of a series of online Ceremonies of Remembrance. Using Zoom technology we are inviting families and friends, particularly of patients who have died in our care over the last year, to come together virtually.

What is the Ceremony?  Led by the Hospice’s Multi-Faith Chaplaincy Team, it’s an opportunity to remember loved ones who have passed away under the care of North London Hospice.  It is a ceremony suitable for people of faith or no faith and contains a selection of readings, poems and music.  No singing required, but you may wish to bring along a photo of the person you are remembering.  There will be an opportunity to mention their name to other ceremony participants.

How do I join?  Anyone who would like to remember a family member or friend can join by sending an email to: ceremony@northlondonhospice.co.uk, stating your name and the name of the person you wish to remember.  Please entitle your email: ‘Zoom Ceremony’  You will then be sent the login details to join the ceremony 48 hours in advance. We will be announcing new dates for the next ceremonies, so come back to this page later.

Remembrance space

During this period of isolation we will also continue to honour the memory of those who have died in our care during this time by listing their names in this online Remembrance Space.

If you would like to add the name of someone to the Hospice’s Remembrance Space who has been a patient with us, then please email their name to our Pastoral Support Manager at: ceremony@northlondonhospice.co.uk

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