Making sense of our lives

Christians believe we are both physical and spiritual beings. It’s as we understand our spiritual stories that we can begin to make sense of who we are and why we are here.

Bereavement Walking Group

About the Group

An informal setting that provides an opportunity to connect with others who are also familiar with grief and loss.

The group meets on the last Friday of the month from 10-11am and is facilitated by volunteers who are trained in grief and loss.

Meeting starts at the large fig tree on the grounds of St Stephen’s church (Church St, Newtown). Following brief introductions, the group walks at a leisurely pace around the local area, including nearby parks. During the walk, attendees are free to share what they are comfortable with about their own experience and will have an opportunity to ask questions as appropriate.

Who can join the Group?

The group is for anyone who is experiencing grief.

Registration is required to attend and the group is not suitable for children.

Benefits from participating in the Walking Group.

• Grief can be a very lonely and isolating experience and there’s often a benefit in sharing our experience with others who are also familiar with grief and the change it brings.

• A safe place to share feelings and emotions

• Physical activity which helps improve mood.

Who to Contact?

To enquire about joining the Bereavement Walking Group, please email

To register attendance please enter details here.

The group is supported by the Newtown Erskineville Anglican Church (NEAC) and Joshua Tree Presbyterian Church Petersham.

Bereavement Group

A safe place to process grief and loss

Our bereavement group exists to help you process grief and loss.

It is for anyone grieving the loss of a loved one.


  • Meeting on the last Friday of each month at 10am
  • We will be walking together.


Contact Danny for more information.

Danny Ford
Pastor, The Joshua Tree (Petersham Presbyterian)


Email Danny