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The road death memorial service, organised by Thames Valley Police, will take place at St Mary the Virgin Church, Thame, at 3pm on Sunday, November 16.
Readings and prayers from a number of different religions will be given by members of the police force, fire and rescue services, ambulance and hospital staff. Family members will be invited to take part in an act of commemoration, which will be led by the Bishop of Dorchester, the Right Reverend Colin Fletcher.
The service will be led by Thames Valley Police force chaplain, Canon David Wilbraham.
Between January and December 2013, 57 people were killed in collisions on Thames Valley roads.
It is the ninth year that the service has taken place.
Thames Valley Police chief constable Sara Thornton said: “The road death memorial service is always very moving. I know that it also provides a great comfort for family and friends who have lost loved ones in road traffic collisions.
“We have always held the service in Thame Parish Church, which is a lovely old and peaceful building where the bereaved can spend some special time treasuring memories and finding the strength to move forward.
“The service brings together all the emergency services and many families from across the area and it is our way in the Thames Valley of marking the United Nations Day of Remembrance.”
Anyone is welcome to attend. To reserve a space, contact Elizabeth Richardson on (0118) 9231802 or email RDMS@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk



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