Bereavement Support

Bereavement Support

Bereavement Support
Bereavement Support


Sooner or later grief comes to us all and the death of someone we love can be devastating and is the most painful and complex loss we are ever likely to experience. Working through our grief can take a long time and no two people have the same loss or the same journey. This process can include shock, numbness, disbelief, anger, guilt, physical and emotional pain and chaos of thought, until there comes a time when we learn to live with our loss.  

If you would like to find out more about what support we offer people who have been bereaved, as someone who has experienced loss or as someone wanting to get involved supporting others, or if you would simply like to talk, please contact Gill:

Rev Gill Tayleur, , 07546 539737

If you have been bereaved, here are some resources and links that may help:

“Helping bereaved people find support”, At a loss website signposts and links to many helpful resources and organisations, and it has a bereavement counselling service.

A little book called First Steps through Bereavement by Sue Mayfield.

The Bereavement Journey

 Grief is hard. Death can impact all of life.

The Bereavement Journey is 7 Sessions of films and discussion for anyone bereaved anytime.

Topics include:

Attachment, separation and loss

The pain and responses of grief

Anger and guilt

Coping with others’ reactions

Delayed and suppressed grief

Adjusting to change

Moving forward healthily

Faith questions (optional)

Click here for the trailer:

For more information about when we may run the next course in this parish, or the termly online courses run nationally, contact Gill (Rev Gill Tayleur, , 07546 539737).

For tips on how you can support other people who have been bereaved, there’s this excellent leaflet.

In Grateful Memory

Every year on Remembrance Sunday, we hold a service for the bereaved during which we remember by name those we have lost, recently or long ago. 6.30pm at St Paul’s Church. Everyone is welcome but if you would like a specific invitation for yourself or someone you know, contact Gill (details above).

Grief is the price we pay for love.

HM The Queen after 9/11

Your absence has gone through me like a thread through a needle. Everything I do is stitched with its colour.

W S Merwin, Poems on the Underground

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.

Maya Angelou

Patterns of grief are like fingerprints, personal to us only.

Grief Specialist, Colin Murray Parkes

“The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want… even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me, your rod and staff they comfort me” Psalm 23