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Children and Traumatic bereavement.

Helping children and young people who are struggling in School.

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The Art of Dying Well

The Art of Dying Well offers practical and spiritual support to those faced with the prospect of death and dying. Also useful for those supporting the bereaved.

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Death, Grief and Hope – version for men and women in prison

A downloadable Christian resource which looks to tell the truth about what happens when someone dies and how to understand our feelings.

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Expected Date of Departure: Preparing for the Death of Loved Ones

The thought of losing a loved one evokes fear. Few will admit that they think of it, fewer still want to talk about it. But bereavement is an everyday occurrence and will happen to everyone who lives long enough.

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Counselling: What do I need to know and how do I arrange it? (ACC)

Downloadable leaflet above on finding a Counsellor.

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Tough Stuff Journal

Useful for schools, youth leaders, parents or anyone working with a bereaved child or young person from 9 to 13 years old.

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Liturgical Resources for Services of Lament and Loss Related to Coronavirus

This document has been prepared at the Bishop of Southwark’s request by his Advisory Group for Liturgy, in the early autumn of 2020.

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Lament, Thanksgiving and Restoration

These liturgical resources are offered to help shape worship that will articulate the cries of our hearts and bear them into the presence of God. They are grouped into sections of Lament, Thanksgiving and Restoration, together with prayers of gathering and concluding but the demarcations are only indicative.

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Living room liturgy of lament.

This liturgy of lament can be used by individuals or small groups.

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Songs for Lament

LICC have put together some songs of lament, or which include elements of lament. Some would be suitable for congregational singing, and others for personal reflection.

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Bereavement support: meeting a need webinar

Head of Life Events Sandra Millar was joined by Katy Tutt, Loss and Hope Project Manager. They offered simple, practical ways for anyone to contact, listen to and bless those who mourn – a ministry of all people.

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Contact, Listen, Bless film

This film offers three simple ways to help support bereaved people.

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Mother’s day runaway Service

Service plan, liturgy and advertising posters for those who normally avoid church on Mothering Sunday.

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Liturgy designed for the parents who have lost a child through miscarriage

This is a short liturgy designed for the parents who have lost a child through miscarriage. These words can be spoken together as a couple, on your own or with those close to you. It can be helpful to have someone lead you through this service, who can pray for you and support you as […]

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Walking Through Winter, Katherine Gantlett

Blending personal experience with the insightful reflections of renowned theologians, Katherine shares practical and spiritual applications for how we can brave the elements and walk through winter’s loss into our God-given identities.

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Blue Christmas Liturgy

Blue Christmas service: When Christmas hurts.

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All Souls Day Remembrance and Thanksgiving Liturgy

All Souls day Liturgy from St Lawrence’s Church Hungerford. Click HERE for All Souls Day – Remembrance and Thanksgiving Liturgy  

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William Worden, Grief Counselling and Grief Therapy (Routledge, 2003)

Grieving over death is an innate, vital process that most people are able to experience and emerge from in a healthy manner.

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Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, On Death and Dying (Simon & Schuster, reprint 1997)

Ours is a death-denying society. But death is inevitable, and we must face the question of how to deal with it. Coming to terms with our own finiteness helps us discover life’s true meaning.

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Colin Murray Parkes, Bereavement – Studies in Grief in Adult Life (Penguin, 1998)

Colin Murray Parkes draws on his own research to develop some new theories around bereavement and its effects

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