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Rainbow service

A photo of a rainbow, over countryside, with the sky partially blue and partially dark clouds behind it 

A rainbow baby is a term for a child born to a family that has previously lost a child through miscarriage, stillbirth or death during infancy.

As a rainbow appears in the sky when sunlight comes through after a dark time, a rainbow baby can signify hope and beauty following a loss, but can also mean a range of emotions for parents.

Our Rainbow Service aims to support those who have experienced loss and who are now expecting a rainbow baby.


You may have heard of Sands – an organisation that works to support anyone affected by the death of a baby.

Their website here; Sands | Stillbirth and neonatal death charity has information that may help you.


Every year the James Paget holds a Starlight Service to remember the precious children that have been loved and lost.

In 2020 this was a virtual service that you may wish to watch; Starlight service