Ickenham Churches’ Bereavement Support Group
Following a funeral taken by one of the ministers from Ickenham United Reformed Church or St Giles’ Church, bereaved families are offered a visit by a fully trained member of the Bereavement Support Group (BSG). This one-to-one support is usually given in the home of the bereaved person.
Drop in for the Bereaved
At 2pm on the third Monday of each month, a drop-in is held in the St Giles’ Church Hall when anyone who is bereaved can come to talk informally with some visitors over a cup of tea. This is open to anyone in the community who is affected by a loss that has occurred recently or a long time ago. The dates of the drop-in sessions are advertised each month in the Ickenham Church News. Just come along or ring the Rectory on 01895 622 970 if you would like to talk to someone first.
Memorial Service for the Bereaved
Each year, people who have been bereaved during the preceding year are sent a personal invitation to come, with their families, to the annual Memorial Service in May held in St Giles’ Church. Tea and cakes are provided afterwards in St Giles’ Church hall.
This year’s Memorial service will be held on Sunday 22 May at 3.00pm at St Giles’ Church for those who are bereaved. During the service the names of those who have died, whose funerals were conducted at the Ickenham URC or by St Giles’ Church staff between the beginning of March 2015 and the end of February 2016, will be read out. Members of the Bereavement Support Group will be present.
After the service, the congregation will be invited for refreshments in the St Giles’ Church Hall.
Anyone who would find this service helpful is welcome to attend.