The death of someone we love is a devastating experience. We are faced with the painful task of coping with all that bereavement brings and with the challenge of finding a new sense of life and purpose. All of this takes time which is often longer than we think. Meeting with others who are also grieving can help support this process. To this end, St John’s offers a variety of events which you might find helpful.
Bereavement Coffee mornings
These are held once a month in the Easter Centre from 10am to 11.30am. They provide the opportunity to meet and share in an informal setting with others who have been bereaved. They also give space to reflect and to light a candle if you would like to.
Autumn Term 2022
September 22nd Thursday- a walk leaving from Coopers Hill Lane on A30 at 9.30am. ETR 12.30pm
October 4th Tuesday – Coffee Morning in the Easter Centre, 10am – 11.30am
November 10th Thursday -Coffee Morning in the Easter Centre, 10am – 11.30am
December 4th Sunday afternoon – There is no coffee morning in December but you are warmly invited to the Blue Christmas service in Church at 2.30pm. More details to follow.
The Bereavement Journey
The Bereavement Journey is for anyone who has been bereaved at any time and in any way. By means of a series of films and discussion groups, it gently guides bereaved people through the most common aspects of grief, enabling them to process the implications for themselves and discern next steps. The Bereavement Journey is suitable for people of any faith or none, offering five sessions with an optional sixth session on faith questions in bereavement from a Christian perspective.
The course is held in the Easter Centre.
Autumn Term 2022
The next course is being held on Monday mornings from 10am – 12 noon from 12th September – 17th October.
For more information or a registration form, please contact the church office on 01784 605400 or on email firstname.lastname@example.org
The church holds two memorial services a year, one in the summer and a Blue Christmas service at the beginning of December.
Blue Christmas service in church on 4th December 2022 at 2.30pm. All welcome.
If you would like to find out more, please get in touch with us.
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