Ministry of Consolation – supporting the bereaved
MINISTRY OF CONSOLATION – FRIENDS OF THE BEREAVED
Although grieving is a natural process that can be helped by sympathy and understanding of family and friends, sometimes it can be helpful to talk to someone who is not family or a close friend. The Parish now has a “befriender” who can offer such support – to listen in confidence. However, if you felt more comfortable speaking to someone from outside the Parish then this can also be arranged.
This is a new group within the Parish with just the one “befriender” at the moment so if you are interested in joining this Ministry, or wish to know more, please speak to Fr Jack or Eleanor Johnson (01342 318185) in the first instance. It will involve some training, reading and assignments over a number of weeks at the St Philip Howard Centre in Crawley (formerly DABCEC).
(2 cor 1:4)
“He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others.”