If you are visiting this page because you have recently or sometime ago lost a loved one, we offer our heartfelt condolences.

Grief can be a very sad, lonely and difficult time, sometimes it can be hard to know where to find comfort and help. Here you can find the ways we at Greyfriars and New Hope, offer to love and support you.

Side by Side

For anyone who has been bereaved, either recently or some time ago, we welcome you to a warm, loving, non-judgemental space, to reflect and share with others ‘side by side’, strengthening, encouraging and supporting each other over tea, coffee and cake.

Informal Sunday afternoons in the Atrium 2-3pm April 24, May 29, June 26, July 31, Aug 21, Sept 25

The Bereavement Course

Working through grief and the loss of a loved one takes a long time. This course is for anyone who is bereaved, whether recently or dating back several years.

Please click here for more information

Topics covered include:

Attachment, separation and loss
The impact and pain of bereavement
Adjusting to change
Anger and guilt
Coping with others reactions
Moving forward healthily
And an optional 6th session on the faith perspective.

Each evening includes two short talks followed by an opportunity for discussion in small groups.

Those attending a previous course said it helped by

‘articulating things I’ve felt/thought but not been able to speak of’

‘hearing other peoples’ experiences and realising I’m not alone in how I feel’

‘opportunity to share things in an empathetic, friendly and safe environment’

Contact us

If you would like to enquire about future course dates or anything else related to grief please email