Truro Cathedral will be the first cathedral in the South West to hold a special service for people affected by suicide.
On Sunday 11th September, the day following World Suicide Prevention Day (10th September), a service of reflection is being held for anybody who may have been affected by suicide. The service will be open to anyone whatever their faith, or none.
The event is the outcome of collaboration between Truro Cathedral, Cornwall’s Samaritans, the South West Zero Suicide Collaborative and the Suicide Liaison Service run by Outlook South West.
Anne Embury who leads the Suicide Liaison Service in Cornwall, for people bereaved by suicide, said: “Suicide has a devastating impact on those who are left behind. We are grateful to the Cathedral for holding this special service which we hope will be moving and uplifting, giving those who attend the space to reflect on their loss in a supportive environment.”
The Rev’d Canon Lynda Barley at Truro Cathedral, said: “We are privileged to be able to offer a warm welcome and our support to those affected by suicide. It is important to highlight the work of Outlook South West's Suicide Liaison Service, Cornwall's Samaritans, and all the other organisations working in this field, acknowledging the significant impact of, and growing concern for, this issue in our communities.”
The service starts 2:00pm at Truro Cathedral, followed by refreshments at the Cathedral's Refectory. People are invited to turn up on the day. There will be a collection in aid of Cornwall's Samaritans.
For more information on World Suicide Prevention Day visit www.samaritans.org/wspd