Thank you for visiting this site, a centre of information about the Living with Loss grief support events run by Abi May.

These events – residential retreats as well as day courses –  take place throughout the UK. These are gentle retreats for people of all ages who have suffered loss through bereavement. They are faith-based from a Christian perspective, but not theological. The goal is finding courage and hope as we continue our life’s journey.

The retreats are suitable for widows and widowers, bereaved parents and siblings, those who have lost parents or close family members, or those who have suffered multiple losses. Most retreats are small with around 8 – 18 participants.

This site contains the basic information you might want to know about the events themselves – locations and dates, content, FAQs, reviews, as well as information for places that might like to host the retreats.

If you are looking to attend a Living with Loss retreat for the first time, please visit this page

For more information about grief and coping with loss, please visit   www.avalleyjournal.co.uk

For more about Abi May, visit: this link


About the retreats: Find out how a Living with Loss event is run and what you might gain from it. This page also has a slideshow with more pix.

FAQs: More details and answers to your questions about the events

Reviews: Feedback and comments from people who have participated in Living with Loss events

Zoom Support Meetings:  The programme for the next Living with Loss groups on Zoom. (This page is updated frequently) 

Gathering March 2023: “The Changing of Seasons”  : A popular annual event, open to anyone who has been to a LWL retreat.

Gathering April 2024: “Thresholds” :  Booking is now open for our 2024 Gathering

Pilgrimage Walk 2024?!:  Following the success of our first pilgrimage in June 2022, we have been hoping to organise another walk in 2024. Visit this page for more information. 

Hosting an event: This is information for retreat centres, churches or other organisations that might want to host an event, whether a residential retreat or day workshops. “Hosting” means that you would provide the venue and facilities; Abi would come to run the actual event.

Contact: Get in touch with Abi May here

Click here for a full list of upcoming retreats