PEOPLE who have experienced the devastating loss of a baby have been invited to a special memorial service in Worcester.

The special remembrance service will take place at St Peter's Baptist Church on Saturday, October 14 during Baby Loss Awareness Week.

The service will include poems, music and an opportunity to light candles in remembrance, as well as space afterwards for people to individually remember their little ones.

Worcester Royal Hospital chaplain, Reverend David Southall said: "People are very welcome to come whether their loss was very recent or many years ago and is for people of all faiths and none.

"We meet many parents who have lost babies through early or late miscarriage, still birth or neonatal death and we felt it was important to give them an opportunity to have time to remember their babies."

He added it was an experience that people coped with in their own way.

The service is from 2 to 2.30pm or people can come after that time and light a candle in memory of their baby.

There will be time for people to talk and have refreshments at the church on St Peter's Drive.

The city has hosted services to remember lost babies previously and similar events also take place in other parts of the country.