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Anyone who has experienced the death of a family member or friend is invited to attend our next GriefShare series starting in 2018

Next Group:  Start Date  : 25 January 2018

Time            : 7.30 - 9.30pm

Duration       : Every Thursday evening for 13 weeks

Venue           : St James Church – The Chapel

Cost             : R150 (includes workbook, tea/coffee)

Presenter      : Phil Savides


For additional information and to register please contact us via one of the following:

St James Church Office                  021 671 7070  or 

Philip Savides                             082 449 7612  or 


GriefShare is a nondenominational, biblical support group that focuses on helping people who are dealing with a loved one's death.  Each DVD session features nationally respected grief experts and real-life stories, followed by small group discussion about the topics presented (with workbook support).  The workbook also provides a brief daily home study.

The registration fee includes materials. (Please don't allow this fee to keep you from attending as we will gladly assist those who do not have the funds).  

At each GriefShare session you will find encouragement and help in grieving the death of your loved one.  No matter the cause of your loved one's death, this is an opportunity to be around people who understand what you are feeling.  You will learn how to recognize the symptoms of being stuck in grief and how to cope with the normal emotions that come when grieving a death.  You will learn valuable information on facing life situations, and you'll gain renewed hope for the future.

These sessions are open to any adult regardless of whether your experience is recent or not so recent.

The group is led by individuals who have personally experienced grief due to a loved one's death.  Each leader is trained in facilitating a GriefShare support group.

What is GriefShare

GriefShare is for anyone who has experienced the death of a family member or friend or a loved one and experiencing

Deep hurt - People just don’t understand – Isolation – Confusion - Challenges

GriefShare is not for any other grief situations not due to a death such as

Separation or divorce

A loved one who is dying


Loss of custody of a child through divorce


Elements of GriefShare

Video Seminar
(where experts talk to participants)

Experts on grief and recovery


Real-life case studies

Dramatic re-enactments

Support Group Discussions (where participants talk to each other)

Spend time with other group members

Discuss what was presented

Discuss what is going on in your lives

Workbook based (where participants and God talk to each other)

Study and reflection

Help sort out emotions through a journal

Discuss comments from the workbook


What you can expect from GriefShare

Accepting the reality that death is final
You have permission to grieve – it’s ok
Ability to cry, laugh, grow together
Experience hope and joy with others
Understand that you’re not alone
People love each other even in the midst of hurting
Experience sharing like a family