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Prayers for mother and newborn boy from Derbyshire

Abandoned baby
Image caption Hospital staff said the baby boy was doing well

Prayers are to be said for a newborn baby found abandoned in a Derbyshire village and his mother.

The baby, named Jack by nurses, was found outside a pub in Etwall near Derby on Wednesday night.

He is being cared for by a foster family while the authorities continue their efforts to trace his mother.

Prayers for Jack and his mother will be said during services at St Helen's Church in the village on Sunday.

Jack, weighing 6lb 3oz (2.7kg), was discovered in a bag left in the doorway of the pub.

Staff at Royal Derby Hospital said the baby was healthy and doing well but they were concerned for the medical wellbeing of his mother.

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