People grieve the loss of a loved one in different ways. Some need immediate support, while for others feelings may surface later. A team of listeners is available at any stage to support those who have been bereaved, and we also run The Bereavement Journey.

The next course dates are:

Wednesday 26 February – Wednesday 1 April

7.30pm // Prayer Chapel

The Bereavement Journey is a series of five sessions, sixth session is an optional faith session, designed to help those who have lost someone close to them work through some of the issues and stages of grieving. The course is open to anyone of any age who has lost someone close to them through death – whether recently or long ago.

The course will be taking place in the Prayer Chapel, which makes for an environment that is friendly, informal and secure. Each evening there is a short talk followed by discussion in smaller groups.

Rest assured that no one is put under any pressure to say anything they do not wish to, but talking in a safe and secure place with others who have experienced similar things can be a source of strength and encouragement.

The course, while based on Christian principles, is suitable for anyone with or without a Christian faith or church background.

Bereavement Café

1st Wednesday of the month//10.30am-12noon

St Stephens’s Church // The Centenary Room

The Bereavement Café is run in partnership with the Princess Alice Hospice.  We host a monthly drop-in café, open to all who have been bereaved.  Offering refreshments and an opportunity to talk with someone who is trained to  listen as well as an opportunity to share experiences with other people who have been bereaved.

Service of Light

We hold an annual ‘Service Of Light’ around the beginning of November for anyone who have been bereaved.

If you are interested in the next course or would like to find out more information, please contact Caryn Weber at carynweber@st-stephens.org.uk or 020 8843 7047.