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Churches Remembering

Knitted hearts

We recently met the Rector of St Martin’s Church, East Horsley at one of our Bereavement Friendly Church webinars and he told us about this lovely initiative. One heart is offered to the family of someone who has died, while one remains with the person who has died, creating a feeling of lasting connection. St. […]

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Churches Lament

PREACH webinar recording

Hosted by Louisa Lockwood, Editor of Preach magazine with guest speakers: Cassius Francis from the Wesleyan Holiness Church and Loss and Hope, speaking on preaching and leading about grief; Katy Tutt, Project Manager at Loss and Hope, speaking on resources and courses available; Judith Brashaw of Oundle Baptist Church and Bereavement Team leader and specialist, […]

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Churches Covid-19 Remembering

National Day of Reflection 23rd March 2022

In March 2021 on the anniversary of the first UK lockdown, people gathered across the country to reflect on the events of the previous year, and to remember those who had died. This year, Marie Curie is once again co-ordinating a day of events and activities to acknowledge the grief and loss of the past […]

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Churches The Bereavement Journey

Wonderful guest feedback on The Bereavement Journey

Thatcham Baptist Church have been running The Bereavement Journey, and shared this super feedback with us, from a guest who benefitted from having a safe space to process their bereavement.

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Churches Covid-19 The Bereavement Journey

Bereavement support: meeting a need

Recent research by the Church of England showed that 91% of people have experienced a bereavement in the past 5 years. Over 2/3rds think the church might be there for them with spaces and places and people. In this webinar, Head of Life Events Sandra Millar was joined by Katy Tutt, Loss and Hope Project Manager, […]

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Churches Covid-19

New Bereavement Friendly Church webinar dates announced

As the restrictions we have been living under begin to be relaxed, more and more people who have been bereaved will be in need of support. Learn how your church can be even more welcoming, help those bereaved to feel comfortable in your worship, and share ideas for support activities with others at our Bereavement Friendly […]

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Churches Covid-19 Remembering

National Day of Reflection 23rd March 2021

23rd March 2021 marks one year since the start of the first UK lockdown. During that year, more than 120,000 people have died with Covid-19 and many more from other causes, leaving millions bereaved, with restrictions affecting their ability to grieve as they normally would. Marie Curie, a charity supporting those who have received a […]

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Churches Covid-19 Remembering The Bereavement Journey

Bereavement charity recruiting a Christian ‘army’ of volunteers to bring hope to the bereaved

Loss & HOPE, a coalition formed to encourage and equip Christian communities to support the bereaved, is calling for an ‘army’ of volunteers to help with the national relief effort now required to support bereaved people due to the coronavirus pandemic. As this article was published (Dec 2020), the number of UK Covid-related deaths had […]

Click below to listen to Jane Oundjian, creator of The Bereavement Journey, interviewed on Premier Christian Radio talking about how churches can support the bereaved. https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Weekday/Faith-Hope-and-Love2/Interviews/How-should-churches-deal-with-bereavement