The Reverend Richard Coles Discusses The Madness of Grief
To mark the publication of The Madness of Grief: A Memoir of Love and Loss
This event is now available to watch on demand until 11th April.
In partnership with Waterstones, the ‘stream and book’ package includes a unique ticket for the stream, and a copy of The Madness of Grief: A Memoir of Love and Loss, worth £16.99, deliverable to any UK address. The 'Stream' package consists of a ticket to the live stream only.
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Whether it’s pastoral care for the bereaved, discussions about the afterlife with parishioners or being called out to perform the last rites, death is part of the Reverend Richard Coles’ routine. But when his beloved life partner the Reverend David Coles died unexpectedly shortly before Christmas 2019, much about death took Richard by surprise.
Join the high-profile clergyman in conversation with Fi Glover for this exclusive event, as he shares his account of losing his beloved partner of 12 years. From the volume of ‘sadmin’ you have to do when someone passes away to the simple pain of typing a text message to your partner - then remembering they are gone, Richard gets to the heart of what loss really looks like. As a man who so often assists others during such difficult times, Richard found himself in need of help, and began to look to others for guidance to steer him through; he’ll share how he coped with the madness of grief, providing realistic, but characteristically optimistic, advice.
This promises to be a thought-provoking evening; Richard’s deeply personal account of living through grief and the lessons he has learnt along the way will resonate, unforgettably, with anyone who has lost a loved one.