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Bereavement Support

Everyone reacts differently to death.

It's normal to feel a whole range of emotions - numbness, disbelief, anger, guilt, pain, panic, or fear and a yearning for your loved one. Accompanying this may be loss of sleep and inability to concentrate. All of this is normal and may go on for days or months.

 

It is often helpful to talk. Friends and family may be a great help - but don't forget, they are grieving too. As you walk this journey of grief we are here to support you.

Listening support

We have volunteer listeners within our churches who would be happy to talk to you about the mixture of feelings and emotions which you may be experiencing. Our volunteers are not counsellors, but are trained to listen with compassion and care, in a safe, confidential and non judgemental environment.

 

Please contact us to arrange a conversation with one of our volunteers.

You are not alone

Following a bereavement you may be looking for opportunities to be with other people. We hold regular coffee mornings in our churches. They aren't bereavement support groups, but are safe and welcoming spaces which you're welcome to join.

A time to remember

All are welcome to attend the memorial services which are held during the year in memory of those who have died. This is an opportunity to gently gather and to treasure the memories of your loved ones.

They are Christian services, but are designed to allow people of any faith or none to remember in their own personal ways. Our time together will include gentle music, words, and an opportunity to light a candle and think of our loved ones.

Please contact us if you would like to be added to the invitation list.

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