Grief, loss and meaning
You are welcome here.
Grief affects everybody, whatever their beliefs.
You may be experiencing the loss of a loved one, a job, your health, security, or hopes for the future. Loss may strike unexpectedly or be a long drawn out process. Whatever has been lost, whatever you are grieving, the impact it can have on your life is huge, and it is important to acknowledge this.
Loss is a personal thing. No two people will experience it the same.
Loss is a personal thing. No two people will experience it the same. So it can feel like a lonely place to find yourself. Here we come together to remember who or what has been lost, to seek ways to find meaning, and to ‘grieve well’.
On this page you will find a special 40 minute video service to remember a loved one who has gone.
We give you the opportunity to say a prayer of thanks and remembrance for that which has been lost. We will not respond, unless you specifically ask for us to do so, but we will join with you in your prayer of thanks.
We will include links to external resources, should you wish to find out more.
Finally, will also find links on this page to information on prayer, different types of loss and grief, and Christian hope.
There are many reasons that people grieve.
Act of remembrance
We have been granted kind permission to share this special 40 minute video service to remember a loved one who has gone.
The video was created during the coronavirus pandemic, specifically for those who have lost someone but haven’t been able to mark that passing in the usual way. However, it may be helpful for any who are grieving a loved one, for whatever reason. It has no explicit Christian theme, and is suitable for people with or without a faith.
Before you start to watch, you may wish to find a photo of your loved one, a special item that reminds you of them, and a candle.
Prayer of thanks
Some people find it helpful to say a prayer of thanks and remembrance for that which has been lost. If you wish to do this, please write your own prayer in the link below. We will not respond, unless you specifically ask for us to do so, but we will join with you in your prayer of thanks.
Talk to us
If you would like to speak to someone about the Christian faith, please click on the blue square on the bottom right of this website. A Christian will reply to you and will speak to you over email for as long or short as is helpful. Your details are only used for this purpose and we will never contact you, but always wait for you to decide when you are ready.
Some people find it helpful to say a prayer of thanks and remembrance
The Good Grief Trust offers advice to those who are grieving.
At a loss gives information and the opportunity to speak to a live chat counsellor.
Loss and Hope gives information on how to support someone who is grieving.
Care for the Family gives bereavement support.
The bereavement journey is a short course for those with or without a faith who have been bereaved.
The National Covid-19 Bereavement Helpline (8am - 8pm) is 0800 2600 400.
Phil Knox talks about the loss of his father, and how God's continued presence has helped him in his own illness.
There are many reasons that people grieve. Below are links to articles on some of these, and other subjects like prayer, which you might find helpful.
We will be adding new articles in the coming weeks.