Support when you need it most

If you are reading this page because you are finding your way through the loss of a loved one, we are really very sorry for what you are going through.  Grief is a hard thing to endure, and if you want a place to reach out and connect with other people who are also grieving, we can help with that.

Access our Bereavement Point support groups

Bereavement Point groups are sessions offering a space to connect with other people in a bereavement situation. Any adult is welcome to attend, regardless of where they are in their grief experience, or when their bereavement occurred. This is a space where experiences can be shared openly without judgement or discomfort.

This group is run by a combination of paid staff from the Department of Spiritual Care, and trained volunteers who are part of the St Andrew’s Church community in Rugby.

We hold Bereavement Support meetings in St Andrew’s Church in Rugby for face-to-face support on specific Tuesdays at 14.00-15.30. These meetings happen on the first, third and fifth Tuesday of the month.

You don’t have to book in advance, simply come along.

You can check our 2024 dates for this group via Eventbrite here and you can also find our Coventry groups listed in our other Eventbrite events.

Access a Compassionate Communities Befriender

Part of the work our volunteers do is to provide trained, confident companionship as a “caring neighbour” when someone is at the end of life, or is going through a bereavement.

Our volunteers can offer support over the phone or in person at a frequency and timing that suits the person being supported. Support can take the form of simple conversation and compassionate listening, or there may be practical actions that would be useful.

If this sounds like something that could be helpful, get in touch using the referral form below – simply fill out the form, and return it to us via email on the Contact Us page.

Referral form

Access our Grief and Bereavement Awareness Training

It can be hard to know what to say and do around a grieving person, especially if death and dying is an uncomfortable area for you.

This course explores why our culture is the way it is, and invites participants into self-reflection activities that equip them as they support others. It explains what the grief experience can be like, and some insights into effectively supporting someone else in that situation.

Study at your own pace and preferred times to work through the 4 concise modules, and attend 4 Zoom workshops over the course that give a chance to talk with other learners and explore specific aspects of the subject.

If you’re interested, for yourself or for a group – like a workplace setting, reach out to us via the Contact Us form and we’ll get in touch with you..

This course is very much about the pastoral side of supporting someone, and it’s a solid introduction to the subject – it’s not going to make you into a bereavement counsellor, but it will help you feel more at ease in being a good neighbour.