Coventry Cathedral, 1 Hill Top, Coventry CV1 5AB.
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Thjs annual service at Coventry Cathedral will be held on 12 May 2019. We are delighted that the Founder of our charity, the Reverend Canon Dr Simon Stephens has accepted an invitation to be a guest speaker at the event in The Compassionate Friends Jubilee Year.
All are most welcome to attend. More details will follow.
Our charity was founded in 1969 by Reverend Simon Stephens, then a young chaplain in Coventry Hospital. Simon brought together . Two couples - Joe and Iris Lawley, whose son Kenneth was killed in a road traffic accident, and Bill and Joan Henderson, whose son Billy died from cancer - were made aware of each other by Simon Stephens while their sons lay dying in hospital and, finding comfort and support from sharing their grief, decided to offer this to others similarly bereaved.