Caring for people experiencing loss and grief

This blog post comes from Francina de Pater  A beautiful book (in Dutch) about this was written by Belgian Prof. Dr. Manu Keirse. He says: “It is not the passing of time that has a healing effect, but the expression of grief over a period of time, and the support one finds in others. OneContinue reading “Caring for people experiencing loss and grief”

Helping Children say Goodbye

Guest blog post from Jessica Ann Jenner As I sit down to write this today it is exactly one month since I set up ‘Together at Home’ a facebook group to share resources for church families to use during Lockdown.  I knew that I would be producing packs for the children in my own churchContinue reading “Helping Children say Goodbye”

Lockdown Day – will life ever be the same again?

Our guest blog in this series on death and grief in COVID 19 is from Kath Coulson 23 March 2020 – Lockdown Day for us all here in the UK.  And we wonder, we worry – will life ever be the same again?  But, we don’t know.  No one knows.  However 23 March is aContinue reading “Lockdown Day – will life ever be the same again?”

Some thoughts on bereavement

Our guest blog in this series on death and grief in COVID19 is from John Symons How do we cope with death, with losing a loved one? I want to share some thoughts on this, and my thoughts will be influenced by the fact that I have lived in Africa (mostly Zambia) for 24 yearsContinue reading “Some thoughts on bereavement”

Jesus ruins death – what do you think?

This blog is part of our series on grief and death. This guest blog comes from Andy Shudall. I’ve stood beside too many graves in my life. Growing up an altar boy in Catholic Liverpool, I attended hundreds of funerals between the ages of 7 and 17. The tragic deaths of children and young parents,Continue reading “Jesus ruins death – what do you think?”

Beauty in the Clinging

Our guest blog today comes from Beks. As I start to write I suddenly feel very unqualified to write on this subject of grief. I have experienced loss, I have experienced unfulfilled longings, I have experienceddisappointments and dashed hopes but does this allow me to talk with any sense of authority on grief. It isContinue reading “Beauty in the Clinging”

Easter in light of lives cut short

We as a nation are grieving and mourning for what has happened in our world and to those we love. The Guardian reported yesterday on a special report of the lives that have been cut short. It was harrowing to read about Aimee O’Rourke a 38 year old, with three girls. It could have beenContinue reading “Easter in light of lives cut short”

What about when I’m weak?

Our guest blog post today comes from Susie Ford. Hello!  I’m Susie, nice to meet you.  I live in Scotland, near Dundee which is a small city on the East coast, and I spend almost all of my time with people.  So, life at the moment is very different…  We are living through strange times,Continue reading “What about when I’m weak?”