our Worldwide Candleight Service is Sunday, December 10 at 7 pm
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
we meet the last Tuesday of the month
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 
The Compassionate Friends (TCF) national: http://www.compassionatefriends.org/ 
Remembrance Service
Sunday, December 10 @ 7 pm
Click here for flyer
Next Meeting:
no meeting in December
Chapter Brochure
Click here for a brochure. 
2023 Meetings:
January 31
February 28
March 28
April 25
May 30
June 27
July 25
August 29
September 26
October 31
November 28
December: no meeting 
We Light This Candle
Click here to view the slideshow from our 2022 candle light service 
Rising Together in Grief and Hope
A Virtual Event with David Kessler
Click here to watch
Next Steering Committee Meeting:
Let us know if you'd like to attend and learn about volunteering


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