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Bethany Bereavement Cafe

Are you grieving?

Bereavement is a distressing but common experience. Sooner or later we will suffer the death of someone close to us – someone we love.

Most of us have not had the need, either to learn about grief – how it feels, what are the right things to do, what is ‘normal’ – or how to come to terms with it. In spite of this, we have to cope when we are finally faced with the death of a loved one.

We grieve after any sort of loss, but most powerfully after the death of someone we love. It is not just one feeling, but a whole succession of feelings, which take a while to get through and which cannot be hurried.

Many feel some or all of the feelings listed on the left, and we can be completely overwhelmed not knowing where to turn.

Even with close family and friends sometimes we need someone else to listen — to help us walk the path of grief.

Perhaps we can help?

Our Mission is to:
Offer all those in pain through bereavement (either recent or otherwise) the help needed to come to terms with their loss.

We will do this by:
Offering to visit you in your home (or other suitable venue) to help you through this painful time. If you’d prefer, we are happy to talk to you on the phone at a convenient time.

To continue in the short term to visit you on a regular basis to assist in your journey.

Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Matthew 5:4

We offer monthly Cafés where you can meet with others in a similar situation and maybe share your experiences.
Bethany Cafe

We meet at 2:30pm on the 2nd and 4th Monday each month at St John’s Church Hall.

Do come along and join us.