Church of England Diocese of Chichester Preston: St John with Brighton St. Augustine and St. Saviour

The Love And Loss Cafe opens at St John's

21 Jun 2021, 1:35 p.m.

The Love And Loss Cafe is a new space for people who've suffered losses of all kinds - people, jobs, relationships, identity - and feel alone.

"We're all in this together" was the mantra of 2020, and as 2021 unfolds, we will need to "move beyond this together" too. We all think about the 'big picture questions', and there's nothing like a lockdown to magnify these thoughts, when the normal busy-ness of our life has been locked away from us. The Love And Loss Cafe provides a space, to laugh, cry and think, together.

Our time together starts with a 20min guided meditation, letting go of busyness and exploring stillness. There will be an opportunity to light a candle to symbolise loss and hope. <span style="font-size: 1rem;">The cafe will then open. Talk, remember, and exchange advice with others over a cuppa - or enjoy the stillness of the space alone if you prefer.</span>

Once the Cafe closes at 5:15, there will be an opportunity to stay on for a few minutes of Celtic Prayer.

Please wear a mask, unless you are exempt. Hope to see you there.