You are never ready for the death of a loved one. Whether it comes suddenly or as a result of a terminal illness, you are never prepared for the grief, pain and the sense of loss you experience. When the practical things, like funeral arrangements are dealt with, the normal feelings associated with grief are left with you. It can be a very lonely time.
With this in mind the Cathedral holds a bereavement support session on the first Saturday of each month in the Cathedral between 2.30-4.30pm. The sessions are broken down into three parts:
- A reflection and prayer service in Church (inc the lighting of candles to remember our loved ones)
- Light refreshments
- Group sharing (you can join in or just listen)
You are welcome to attend all or part of the session, depending on how you feel. All who attend agree to confidentiality. The session is run in a friendly, caring and non-judgemental atmosphere to ensure all who attend benefit from the experience.
For more information please contact the parish office on 01604 714556 and speak to Philly.