Archive | October, 2016

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Labour’s request to end infant funeral charges

It seems incredible that there is a postcode lottery when it comes to charges for infant funeral costs. Teresa Pearce, Labour’s shadow secretary of state for communities and local government has asked the chancellor to make this free for all bereaved parents in the upcoming Autumn Statement on November 23rd. For example, there are parts of […]

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Happy Those Who Mourn: Saturday 29th October 2017 at the Meditatio Centre at St Marks Church EC1

Happy Those Who Mourn: Saturday 29th October 2017 Loss, Lamentations and Laughter This day will explore the theme of loss through poetry, psychology, scripture, contemplative theology and reflective exercises. Julie is Director of Encounter, The London Course in Spiritual Direction. She is a psychotherapist, spiritual director, supervisor and trainer. She is also a licensed lay minister […]

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A Grief Like No Other: Saturday 5th March 2017 at the Meditatio Centre at St Marks Church EC1

A Grief Like No Other: Saturday 5th March 2017  Surviving the Violent or Sudden Death of Someone You Love Losing a loved one by murder, suicide, drunken driving, drug overdose, war, or any sudden death brings a unique kind of grief, with different issues and challenges. Using a spiritual but practical approach, this workshop will […]

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Discussion today in the House of Commons on Baby Loss

  We’re very pleased to see that there is a discussion today on pregnancy and baby loss in a backbench debate in the House of Commons, in relation to Baby Loss Awareness week.   Two MP’s who have lost a baby,Antoinette Sandbach, MP for Eddisbury Cheshire, and Will Quince, MP for Colchester, have asked bereaved parents […]

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Baby Loss awareness week

Baby Loss awareness week 9th to 15th October

Next week is Baby Loss awareness week which draws attention to and remembers all the babies that died either during pregnancy, at birth or after.   This is something that affects one in five UK families and as a local bereavement charity, SLOW can provide support here in Islington and North London for anyone affected.   You […]

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