If you have recently lost someone close to you, it can sometimes be helpful to talk to someone outside your network of family and friends. We have a trained team of bereavement visitors who can meet with you in your home or a place you feel comfortable. You may feel you only need one session or want more, it is up to you. There is no charge for this service.

This offer of ongoing bereavement support is available to anyone whether or not one of our Sunnyside team took the funeral service itself. The vicar is always available to talk confidentially with those who are bereaved: it’s simply a case of asking my e-mail or telephone.

We also hold an annual ‘Thanksgiving Service’ where we invite to Sunnyside anyone who has been bereaved in the previous twelve months or so. If you would like information about our next ‘Thanksgiving Service’ then please contact us. We can also offer lifts to this service if needed. We endeavour to use this service to deal with some aspect of bereavement and loss. Candles are usually lit at the end of the service in memory of those we have lost.

If you would like to make use of any of these services, please contact the church office either by email or on 01442 875025, leaving your name and phone number, and someone will contact you.