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Grief Tending workshops draw on a lineage pioneered by ​​Sophy Banks and Jeremy Thres (see this page on their website for more). The lead workshop facilitators have gone through Sophy and Jeremy's Apprenticing to Grief programme, and they are supported by a team bringing a wealth of life experience and expertise to this work. 



Wild and Precious: a Grief Tending Ceremony
Saturday 6 July, 10am to 6pm, 1st Sea Scouts Hall, Lakenham

Suitable for those with some experience of this approach (but not exclusive if you feel drawn).



Harvest Home: a Grief and Praise Circle
Saturday 7 September, 10am to 6pm, 1st Sea Scouts Hall, Lakenham

For anyone who would like to be held in a sacred space and develop their literacy around grief. 

Sweet Darkness: a Grief and Praise Retreat
3pm Fri 11 to 3pm Mon 14 Oct, Old Red Lion, Castle Acre

An opportunity to unfurl our wings of grief and praise, to celebrate what it is to be human in these times, and to harvest the gifts of community

More details coming soon
More details coming soon


A 6-day immersive journey

3pm Tuesday 23rd to 3.30pm Sunday 28th July

We're excited to announce this upcoming residential workshop with Sophy Banks from Grief Tending in Community and Sarah Pletts from Embracing Grief plus support from local facilitators.  

This 6-day immersive journey is for anyone who wants to deepen their relationship with grief and strengthen their capacity to hold grief spaces for others.

We'll be gathering at the Old Red Lion - a beautiful and quirky guest house and workshop space close to the River Nar in historic Castle Acre. 


We will explore together: 

  • the common stages on the journey of grief

  • different views of grief, and traditions about how to welcome it

  • facilitation, including questions of safety and ethics 

  • the relationship between grief and trauma 

  • the wider context of systems of harm and the times of disruption we are living in and impacted by.


Sophy and Sarah will share what they have learnt through many years of holding collective grief spaces. 

Cost: sliding scale of between £650 to £990 (plus £180 single supplement if chosen). If this is unaffordable for you, please let us know and we will contact you to discuss. 

Please ensure you've read the information on Sophy's website below before applying. 

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other offerings

Below are some links to grief tending workshop offered by partners working broadly in the same tradition. 

Climate Cafes and Active Hope

Norfolk and Waveney Mind are running a programme called 'sUStain' focused on support for eco-anxiety and climate grief. They offer Climate Cafes, and workshops on Mindfulness and Active Hope. 

Grief Tending in Devon and Online

We highly recommend the Grief Tending events offered by Sophy and team - if you feel like going further afield, the face to face workshops are generally held in Devon. Sophy also offers online grief tending workshops. 

Grief Tending in London and Online

We also recommend the Grief Tending events offered by Sarah, Tony and Bilal in London. as part of their Grief Support project. 

“To honor our grief, to grant it space and time in our frantic world, is to fulfill a covenant with soul — to welcome all that is, thereby granting room for our most authentic life.” ― Francis Weller

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