Our November 24th meeting will be via Zoom:
current chapter members will receive info in an email
newly bereaved should contact the chapter for meeting information 
Offering Understanding, Friendship and Hope to Bereaved Families
We are sorry for the reason you are here, but we are glad you have found us. The Compassionate Friends RVA is for bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents. Our purpose is to provide a safe place to share our experiences with each other so we can learn healthy ways to deal with our loss and to figure out how to integrate this new reality into our lives. While our lives have been forever changed, we have learned that that it is possible to have joy again – although it may not seem like it right now. We are here to offer you hope that things do get better.

"The Compassionate Friends is about transforming the pain of grief into the elixir of hope. It takes people out of the isolation society imposes on the bereaved and lets them express their grief naturally. With the shedding of tears, healing comes. And the newly bereaved get to see people who have survived and are learning to live and love again."
Simon Stephens, founder of The Compassionate Friends

Click on map to get directions
Monthly Meetings
      last Tuesday of the month 
(usually at)       
St. Matthias’ Episcopal Church
11300 W. Huguenot Road
Midlothian, VA 23113
two stoplights north of Robious
enter church parking lot off of Big Oak Ln
 we meet in Morrison Hall  
     Chapter Phone: (804) 458-9000
Chapter email:
Chapter website:      http://www.compassionatefriendsrva.org 
Chapter Leader:
Patrick Jackson  
The Compassionate Friends (TCF) national: http://www.compassionatefriends.org/ 
Next Meeting
November 24, 2020
7:00 - 8:30 pm 
 Worldwide Candle Lighting
 Sunday, December 13
7 pm
click here for more information 
We Light This Candle
Click here for 2019 candlelighting slideshow
2020 Meetings
January 28
February 25
March 31
April 28
May 26
June 30
July 28
August 25
September 29
October 27
November 24
December 29
We Light This Candle 
Click here for 2018 candlelighting slideshow
Next Steering Committee Meeting:
October  6@ 7 pm
Let us know if you'd like to attend 


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