Memorial service at Sunderland Minster

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A MULTI-FAITH service to remember lost loved ones will be held in Sunderland.

For the sixth time, the Co-operative Funeralcare, in Chester Road, is arranging the memorial service to support bereaved families and raise charity funds.

The service will be held at Sunderland Minster, on Thursday, December 15, from 6pm.

“The festive season can often be a very painful time for the bereaved, so we do this to help local people,” said funeral director Karen Crake.

“There is a point in the service when people will be invited to place a bauble on the tree in memory of their loved ones.

“We’ve done this for the past five years and people have found it comforting.”

Readings will be given by people of different faiths and Christmas carols will be sung.

The Salvation Army band and a piper will play, followed by mince pies and mulled wine.

Donations over the years have raised more than £1,000 for Grace House Children’s Hospice. This year donations will be given to the Paediatric Trust Fund at Sunderland Royal Hospital.

People are welcome to turn up on the night, but booking in advance on 567 3401 would be appreciated.