It was an absolute privilege to be invited to be part of this conference centred around the theme of ‘Caring Together’. Jenny delivered an excellent seminar focussing on miscarriage and how we can support those among our friends, family or within our church congregations who have experienced the pain of miscarriage.
Beautiful Enniskillen was the setting for our first OPEN abortion healing retreat weekend in Northern Ireland. The courageous ladies who came, and with great honesty and integrity, worked through the weekend, found it to be a time of ‘healing and restoration’, and of ‘refreshing, empowering and equipping.’ We know that this will be first of many such … Read moreOPEN IN ENNISKILLEN
Jenny was privileged to be lead two seminars at the Keswick in Devon event in beautiful Sidmouth. Although the weather was very cold and blustery, the reception there was warm and welcoming! The seminars explored how churches can bring a caring and compassionate response to the sensitive issues of abortion, and miscarriage and other baby loss. … Read moreOPEN IN DEVON
In February, we held a Loved Miscarriage Healing Retreat day in Silk Willoughby, near Sleaford, Lincs. We were blessed with a beautiful venue and delicious refreshments, which were enjoyed by the 5 courageous women who attended. As always, they loved the support within the group, and hearing the experiences of those older and younger than … Read moreLOVED RETREAT RETURNS TO LINCOLNSHIRE!
Our venue was a peaceful converted barn, in beautiful surroundings. The day was hosted by counsellors from the Haven Pregnancy Counselling Centre in Burgess Hill, (pictured), who provided a delicious lunch and lots of cake! As always, this was a healing time for those who came, and amidst all the tears, there was a sense … Read moreLOVED MISCARRIAGE HEALING DAY IN SUNNY WEST SUSSEX
We recenly hosted a new event called Asking For A Friend. This particular session focused on how we can be more equipped to support friends and loved ones who are struggling following an abortion. If you missed it, we hope that you find the below summary useful. OPEN aims to create an environment within churches … Read moreASKING FOR A FRIEND – ABORTION
‘A Heart of Compassion’ was the theme for two online pastoral training events held recently in Amblecote Community Church, Stourbridge. These evenings were led by Jenny Baines from OPEN, and Judy McGibbon, Director of Pregnancy Centres Network. On the first evening, we looked at how we can support those who have experienced pregnancy loss through … Read moreA ‘HEART OF COMPASSION’
In this powerful blog, Jenny shares her story of going through baby loss, and calls on us to respond to this silent grief within our churches and in those around us, bringing hope and healing. Just over thirty three years ago, my husband and I attended our local antenatal clinic for a routine appointment. I … Read moreBABY LOSS AWARENESS WEEK: JENNY’S STORY