At these moments of deepest sadness and loss, we need people to turn to who will help us through the details and emotions we face. We will help you with the service you choose, and lead you through that process. We will be there to talk with you, listen to you, and pray for you.
The church can be a place of peace and comfort, a place to draw near to God and receive His reassurance. If you want to spend time in church, please ask.
Once a year, on Remembrance Day, we hold a special service at St Michael’s called “Living With Loss”. It is for any who would like to come and spend some time quietly remembering and thanking God for loved ones who have died, and there is usually a simple act of remembrance as part of the service. There is a tea beforehand, and many find this a helpful and moving part of their grieving process.
The greatest comfort we can have is knowing that we are held close in God’s hands. The Psalmist encourages all who walk through the valley of the shadow of death with words we know so well – words which remind us of God’s presence with us in our sadness. If you want to talk to someone about your loss, please contact Rev Martin Green: (01926) 613466.
There is a helpful summary of the bereavement process on this website. It also offers a counselling directory, but we have no personal experience of these counsellors. However, you may find their services helpful.