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Living with Loss

23rd February, 4:00 pm to 25th February, 3:00 pm



Come and join with others who have also experienced life-changing loss through bereavement. The aim of this supported retreat is to help you cope with your life-changing loss. Through a creative variety of activities, including led sessions, discussions and quiet reflection, we explore the journey of grief, with a focus on finding a way forward in the changed circumstances that are the result of bereavement. It includes a special time of candlelighting remembrance. This is a gentle retreat with a Christian perspective, sensitively led by Abi and John May, suitable for those who have lost a husband or wife, children or other close family members, or who have suffered multiple losses.

Abi was recently featured on BBC Songs of Praise presented from Launde Abbey.  If you wish to review the programme please follow the link “Songs of Praise – Faith and Grief” to the BBC iPlayer.

Abi May

Abi runs the ‘Living with Loss’ project, which is a member of the National Bereavement Alliance.  She is an experienced retreat leader, bereavement author and educator, as well as being a bereaved mother.  Her grief support retreats and training courses are held in locations throughout the UK as well as online.

Quotes from previous retreats run by Abi:

  • “The content of the bereavement sessions was excellent and the approach varied, interactive and all very clearly presented.”
  • “I thought Abi led the sessions with sensitivity and compassion.”
  • “This was a first class retreat which I found extremely helpful.”
  • “I had no idea, really, what to expect this week. I am returning home feeling assured that I will survive and continue to take ‘small steps’ on my journey.”

Retreat price: £340 (standard room) or £370 (character room)
EARLY BIRD RATE: £320 (standard room) or £350 (character room) if booked by 15th December 2023
Price includes en-suite accommodation, all meals, and all retreat resources.
It may be possible for you to extend your stay by arriving early.  Why not check on availability and ask for a quote when you contact us.


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    23rd February, 4:00 pm
    25th February, 3:00 pm
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