I am a Christian

Tis the season to be jolly – but sometimes that can be hard.

By Julia Grieves All of a sudden it’s that time of year again and ’tis the season to be jolly – but sometimes that can be hard. Plans for the work Christmas party or dreaded Secret Santa are well underway. Supermarket aisles are blasting with carols and the general end-of-year … Read more

Good Friday, a significant ‘death day’.

Photos of interior of St Nicholas Church Leipzig, by SonjaBo, Eric O and MichelM_Delft

Today, Good Friday,  of course is a very important ‘death’ day in the Christian calendar.  For those connected to the deeper level of Christian belief, it’s more important than Christmas Day – although it will be outranked in three days time by Easter Sunday. All the Christian denominations have in … Read more

What has grief taught Claudia Tyson?

Claudia Tyson at our local coffee shop

Claudia is a warm face who brightens up my local coffee shop, first thing in the morning. She works for a mission organisation, Church Missionary Society. But we’ve chatted with her today because she’s our neighbour. Her response to our two questions, which we’re asking a few people this year, … Read more

What has grief taught Susan Marcuccio?

Susan Marcuccio, Chaplaincy Australia

Often people come to professional grief work in response to the death of someone they love. But in a strange and horrible reversal of that, Susan Marcuccio’s experience has been the reverse. After establishing a reputation for her work in chaplaincy, Susan had to confront the death of her son. … Read more