Past Events (15)

TCF NSW has held many events over the past years, which provide both support and social opportunities. These include scheduled events such as weekend gatherings and the global candle lighting service. We also have some special talks and seminars and other social events that are provided below with photographs of the events. Please feel free to browse our past events to see if you would like to be a part of these events in the future, or for memories of the event if you were a part of it.

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Date: 30 June - 2 July 2017 Venue: Mary McKillop Place The Compassionate Friends NSW hosted some 46 people at our Weekend Gathering, all TCF NSW members in varying stages of their grief. The day began with an address by our Patrons, Mary and Tony Carroll, who welcomed everyone and…
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Tamworth Seminar - 18th March 2017 Christine and I travelled up by train from Sydney and attended the one day seminar in Tamworth organised by the Tamworth Chapter Leader Karen Vial, along with support from local TCF members. Joy Rappo from the Sydney TCF office welcomed us and the 40+…
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Kiama Seminar - 5th November 2016 What a wonderful gathering! Coming together to remember our children and to nurture our own souls. The ocean provided the backdrop for two speakers: Ann Rodham, a Mental Health Nurse and bereaved grandparent speaking on 'The Length and Breadth of Grief'; and Ann Barbato,…
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Lush greenery, flowers not yet blooming down south, a beautiful view over the Tweed River...a wonderful and totally appropriate setting for the recent Compassionate Friends one day gathering in Murwillumbah. Judy Fraser and her team, plus Joy Rappo from Head Office, had spent hours the day before, getting this beautiful…
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Date: 29 - 30 August 2015 Venue: Mary McKillop Place The Annual Weekend Gathering took place at the now familiar Mary McKillop Place, a venue which offers us peace to concentrate on and enjoy our get together. The participants were able to enjoy each others' company and take part in…
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On Saturday August 8th 2015, a group from City Metro, Rouse Hill and one of our siblings met for lunch at the Young Albert Restaurant in Customs House at Circular Quay, Sydney. We enjoyed the tasty Italian food, and the company of friends among whom we feel safe. Conversations were…
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An interactive workshop was held on the 4th of July 2015 at the beautiful Customs House Library in Circular Quay. It was facilitated by Sarah Wayland and was to discuss the following: "From the inside looking out...understanding change after loss" The premise of the workshop was that families often share…
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During his recent visit to Australia, The Compassionate Friends Founder, Reverend Simon Stephens paid a special visit to our Murwillumbah Chapter. It was a fantastic opportunity for our regional chapters to spend some quality time with Reverend Stephens. Judy Fraser, one of the Murwillumbah Chapter Leaders had a lot to…
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The Compassionate Friends founder, Canon Reverend Dr Simon Stephens OBE has visited Australia and spent three days with our Compassionate Friends. It was a pleasure for all of those who were able to hear him speak and spend some social time with him. His visit in Sydney was coordinated exceptionally…
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On a cool bright night a group of members of the Campbelltown and Rouse Hill Chapters met at Joy's house to hold the Annual Candle Lighting Ceremony. Originating in the US, this ceremony has TCF members from around the world lighting a candle for their loved one at 7pm on…
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