Time and Space
Burnham Bereavement Café is a safe and welcoming space for anyone affected by loss or bereavement. The bereavement may be recent, or may have occurred some time ago, and still be painful. Bereavement café is for anyone, at any stage of their journey.
Bereavement café offers a safe space to come and appreciate the company of other people who have also experienced bereavement and loss in their lives.
It’s a space to relax; to chat, to drink tea and eat cake, and to tell and listen to each other’s stories, to speak of loved ones. An opportunity to come and share the company of others who have also experienced loss and bereavement in their lives, and understand something of the journey.
A space to discuss the things that are difficult about grief, and the things that have been most helpful in facing the changes, adjusting and moving towards the 'new normal.'
The trained helpers known as the 'Bereavement Cafe Friends' are growing in their time spent together in fellowship by also meeting on the fourth Wednesday in the month at the Relish Cafe, College Street, for lunch at midday.
St Andrew's Church hold a special service in which to come together to remember loved ones every year around All Souls' Day. Many people find this service to be of great comfort, as they come to light a candle, often with friends and family, in memory of their loved ones who have died.