Losing a loved one by death is painful. The grief may feel unbearable, last longer than you expect, or reappear later, perhaps in response to an anniversary or another source of stress.

Visiting Service

All Saints has a team of trained and commissioned volunteers who offer home visits to the bereaved. This service is open to those of all faiths or none living in the Oakham Team Ministry. The loss may have been recent or years ago. If a confidential and kindly listening ear might help, then please fill in self-referral form and give it to a member of the Ministry Team or one of the Bereavement Support Team. This form will ensure we get details correct and we can match you to a suitable visitor, and that you consent to being visited.

Come and Chat Bereavement Support Group

The Come and Chat Bereavement Support Group has been relaunched on a trial basis from April 2019, and meets on the last Friday of the month. More details.

Supporters’ Team Meeting

The team of bereavement supporters meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 7pm in the Parish Hall. We meet to support each other, share expertise, and discuss difficult issues that might arise. If you would like to join the team, please contact one of us – Sian Cheverton (01572 755286), Susan Osborne (07926 833684), Madeleine Morris (07754 414437).

Referral form for the Lay Bereavement Support Service

The All Saints Bereavement Support Team offers visits to those recently bereaved, and would like to extend this to those whose loss was further back in time. This will be in the form of home visits by an experienced and trained member of the church.

If you would like to consider being visited, please fill in the form below, We are happy to contact you by telephone or email, and perhaps you could indicate on the form the method by which you would prefer us to contact you.

This information will be shared with members of our Bereavement Support Team to enable us to provide the most appropriate help. We will not use it for any other purpose.

Click here to open the form.