Living with Loss Retreat

Living With Loss Evrnt Rydal Hall
Living With Loss Event Rydal Hall

Living with Loss Retreat

  • Monday 20 May 2024 to Friday 24 May 2024
  • £500.00 per person
  • Full Board
  • Tutor: Abi May


Come and join with others who have also experienced life-changing loss through bereavement. The aim of this supported retreat is to help you cope with your grief. Through a creative variety of activities, including led sessions, discussions and quiet reflection, we explore the journey of grief, with a focus on finding a way forward in the changed circumstances that are the result of bereavement. It includes a special time of candle-lighting remembrance. This is a gentle retreat with a Christian perspective, sensitively led by Abi May and team, suitable for those who have lost a spouse or partner, children or other close family members, or who have suffered multiple losses.

This is a full-board retreat, with all meals and retreat materials included. There will be a time in the programme to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Rydal Hall.

Abi May runs the ‘Living with Loss’ project, which is a member of the National Bereavement Alliance. She is an experienced retreat leader, Christian author and educator, as well as being a bereaved mother. Her grief support retreats and training courses have been held in locations throughout the UK as well as online since 2016. Find out more:

Watch interviews with Abi and the Living with Loss project participants on this Songs of Praise “Faith and Grief” episode broadcast on 15 January 2023: BBC iPlayer - Songs of Praise - Faith and Grief

Feedback from participants:

“The content of the bereavement sessions was excellent, and the approach varied, interactive and all very clearly presented.”

“I thought Abi led the sessions with sensitivity and compassion.”

“This was a first-class retreat which I found extremely helpful.”

“I had no idea, really, what to expect this week. I am returning home feeling assured that I will survive and continue to take 'small steps' on my journey.”

To book the Living With Loss Retreat, please call the bookings office on: 015394 32050