Upcoming Events

Dying Matters is a national coalition which aims to help people talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement, and to make plans for end of life; They organise an Awareness Week every year. In May 2019 Providence Church will be hosting a week of activities in New Mills to coincide with national events. There are no charges for any of the events but for some of them we ask you to book a place using the links that should be available by mid March.

Saturday 11th – Sunday 19th May
Art Exhibition Providence Church, Mellor Road, SK22 4DP
“Light Shines Through The Darkness” Ruth Goodheir’s paintings produced after a period of personal crisis. “During this time I experienced joy and pain, darkness and light, storm and calm, and a sense of the sacredness of creation”
There will also be a range of written information including leaflets from Dying Matters, NHS, and CAB.
Book stall New Mills Library
A number of books to support your exploration of death and dying, including a number to read with children and young people.

Saturday 11th May Market Street prom, New Mills
Grafitti Board. Before I die……….
Come and meet the team, sign up for the week’s events, register your query for the panel of experts at New Mills very own Question Time on 20th May

Monday 13th May 1.30 -3.00
Sing Along with University of 3rd Age Providence Church, Mellor Road, SK22 4DP
Songs for my Wake or maybe Funeral. Come and join in, or just listen. Light refreshments available.

Monday 13th May 3.30 – 5.30 Providence Church, Mellor Road, SK22 4DP
CAB drop-in; call and for information and advice about how best to manage the practical and financial aspects of death and dying.

Tuesday 14th May 7.30-9.00 Providence Church, Mellor Road, SK22 4DP
Providing Spiritual Care for the dying Rev David Ireland CEO Francis House

Wednesday 15th May 7.30-9.00 Providence Church, Mellor Road, SK22 4DP
Death in Ancient Egypt. A fascinating talk by Lijidia Mcknight and what her work with mummies tells us about attitudes to death and dying.

Thursday 16th May 7.30-9.30 Butterfly House, Market Street, New Mills
Death Cafe Where people drink tea/coffee, eat cake and discuss death. The aim is to increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their (finite) lives.
Come early and have a meal at the food hub; stay late and share a beer with friends.

Friday 17th May 4.00-6.00 Providence Church, Mellor Road, SK22 4DP
Workshop Supporting Children through Grief &Loss

Saturday 18th May 10.30- 3.00 Providence Church, Mellor Road, SK22 4DP
Family Craft Activities Opening conversations with our children

Sunday 19th May 10.30 Providence Church, Mellor Road, SK22 4DP
Service for Remembering Mediation and celebration

Monday 20th May 7.30 Volunteer Centre, Union Road, New Mills SK22 4DP
Question Time Come and quiz our panel of experts.