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Memorial Service

St James

Every three years, SUDEP Action organises a Memorial Service in memory of all those who have died from epilepsy. The service is open to people of all faiths or none.  To keep the service inclusive, our supporters help select the readings and music and contribute by reading or providing a musical performance. The service is held in a central location, at St James’s Church, Piccadilly, London.

The Service includes a reading of the names of those who have died, (unless they have been read out at a previous service). The name of a loved one can be read out, even if the family are unable to attend. 

The Service is open to all families based in the UK*. 

*(For international families, we would encourage you to get involved with our next Online Epilepsy Memorial Day on Wednesday 6 May 2020. More details to be released very soon)

Our next Memorial Service will be held on

Saturday 16 May 2020. 

Invitations, booking registration and further information for the Memorial Service will be sent out early January 2020. All Memorial Service registration forms need to be returned to SUDEP Action before Friday 28 February 2020.

To automatically receive an invitation to this event or any of our future events, please ensure you are on our database. 


How do i get onto the database?

You can do so by completing the below Permissions Form and sending it to our Memorial Service Team. 

File Permissions and Information Form

Completed permission forms can be emailed to the Memorial Service Teamor posted to the SUDEP Action office - SUDEP Action, 18 Newbury Street, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 8DA 


I have already sent in my contact details

If you are already on our database, you will automatically recieve an invitation to the Memorial Service.

However, if would like to attend the Memorial Service, and haven't recieved an invitation by the end of Janaury, please contact the Memorial Service Team.

If you have any questions at all, contact the SUDEP Action office on 01235 772850.


Please note: to avoid disappointment, the Memorial ServiceTeam will need to know of your attendance by Friday 28 February 2020.


Previous Memorial Service

The last Memorial Service was held on Saturday 20 May 2017.  The service brought around 165 people together from all over the UK, most of whom stayed for light refreshments afterwards.

A copy of the Order of Service is available to download here.


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