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Bereavement Care Awareness

A training course to help churches support bereaved people

The Bereavement Care Awareness course has been produced as part of Care for the Family’s bereavement training for churches. It is useful for clergy, church leaders, pastoral care leaders or any volunteer interested in supporting bereaved people – whether they are already engaged in bereavement support or are considering the possibility of developing it.

“The material is excellent. This was a really helpful and well delivered course”

Find out more about the course and why we think it’s important for churches to support bereaved people. Read an article about how an Anglican minister discovered the need for this course through her own bereavement journey.

Watch a short video about the course below:

Bereavement Care Awareness is now online

COVID-19 Update

We’ve been following government guidelines closely on larger gatherings and assessing the wisdom and practicalities of running our training. In light of this, and as a result of the escalating measures to prevent the further spread of the virus, we’ve with heavy hearts decided to postpone our forthcoming training event that were scheduled to run for the rest of this year. We will be looking to start up again in the new year.

In the meantime we have developed on online version of the training. This will be delivered via the ZOOM videoconferencing platform, and dates are now available. Places will initially be capped at 30 per event. The training will last for roughly three hours, with a mix of talks, group activities, videos and individual reflection. There are also some comfort breaks built in!

Please see below for details and how to register.

We hope that you will all stay safe and well.

For more information about any upcoming events, contact Mark Whitehead on or 029 2081 5862 (unless other contact info is given)

Wednesday 15 July: 10 am – 1 pm

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Saturday 18 July: 1.30 pm – 4.30 pm

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Wednesday 22 July: 10 am – 1 pm

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Saturday 25 July: 10 am – 1 pm

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Saturday 1 August: 1 pm – 4 pm

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Thursday 6 August: 10 am – 1 pm

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Saturday 22 August: 1.30 pm – 4.30 pm

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Saturday 29 August: 1 pm – 4 pm

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Hosting a Bereavement Care Awareness course

Would your church be interested in hosting Bereavement Care Awareness for your own members and possibly for other churches in your locality? You can find out more about this here.

Facilitating a Bereavement Care Awareness course

Would you be interested in training to facilitate Bereavement Care Awareness or to let others in your area know about Care for the Family’s bereavement support services? We’re looking for volunteers for both roles. If you think you might be interested, please contact

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