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Bereavement Care Awareness

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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.

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:

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

Upcoming Courses

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

Saturday 25 January

Saturday 15 February

  • St Michael’s Church, Devon Road, Newton, Chester. CH2 2PZ (email or call 0750 350 7614, for more information)
  • All Saints Church, High Street, Lindfield. RH16 2HS (email or call 07902 285436, for more information)

Thursday 24 March

  • St Thomas and St Andrew Church, Doxey, Stafford. ST16 1EQ

Saturday 28 March

  • Mill 5 Ground Floor, Mabgate Mills, Mabgate, Leeds, LS9 7DZ
  • St Michael’s Church, The Green, Stoke Gifford, BS34 8PD

For Further help and useful articles:

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