Free training for bereavement support - starts June


A free four week training course for people of church to be able to offer support for those grieving is available in Thornhill Parish Church.

The four week course, which runs on four consecutive Monday evenings from June 15 until July 6, will cover:

  • sharing with each other what individuals & churches are doing already and their vision and hopes for the future
  • the needs of the bereaved and current understanding of bereavement theory
  • training to become a bereavement visitor (not a counsellor)
  • relevant concerns raised by participants
  • next steps to develop individual, team or church support

David Currie, who chairs the Pastoral Focus Group at Thornhill Parish Church, Dewsbury said: “ This is about encouraging lay people and clergy to come together for this important area of ministry. We hope this course will develop individuals, teams and churches to feel able to support the bereaved.”  

Anyone is welcome for the training which will be run by the Revd Anne Wood in  Thornhill Parish Church, Church Lane, Dewsbury WF12 0JZ

For more information or to book a place please contact

Reverend Anne Wood 07929452439 or anne.d.wood [at]

Places are limited.


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