Spirituality towards the end of life is the subject of two study days to be held in Salford and London in May.

The organisers say that people are becoming increasingly aware that end of life care has to include a spiritual dimension – even if they are not sure what this might look like.

The days provide an opportunity to hear speakers who have been involved in developing programmes and resources for those involved in supporting people on this stage of their life-journey, whether as the person preparing for death or as a part of their family or circle of friends.

There will be time for personal reflection and conversation on the talks and an introduction to a Ministry of Consolation course being developed by the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle.

Dates

London: Thursday May 24, St Aloysius, Phoenix Road, Euston, NW1 1TA

Speaker: TBC

Salford: Thursday May 31, Salford Cathedral Centre, 3 Ford Street, Salford, M3 6DP

Speaker: Dr Karen Groves MBE, who works in specialist palliative care services in North Merseyside, chairs the Network Spiritual Care Group and co-created the “Opening the Spiritual Gate” Education Programme for frontline clinical staff.

Both days run from 11am to 3.30pm (coffee from 10.30am). You can bring a packed lunch or eat at local cafés.

Donations to help to cover costs would be welcome and space will be available for flyers and information about related activities in which you are involved.

Please contact Martin Foster if you plan to attend by emailing martin.foster@cbcew.org.uk or writing to 39 Eccleston Square, London SW1V 1PL by the Friday before your chosen event.

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