Befriending the Bereaved

Do not be afraid, for I am with you;

Be not anxious and watchful, for I am your God;

I will strengthen you; I bring you help;

I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.

Isaiah 41:10


The newly formed 3 Churches Bereavement Support Group is building upon the excellent work done by the former groups.

Befriending means being present and listening, offering spiritual comfort and emotional support.  Sometimes practical help can be rendered, or help given in contacting other agencies.

Members of the group have received training from the Archdiocesan Family Life Commission and have met several times as a group.

We are here to help in any way we can and this can include for example:

  • assistance with funeral arrangements
  • attending the funeral
  • visiting in the weeks and months after the funeral

Any request for help can be made either via Fr Matthew who will arrange for a group member to be in touch or via email: