Presence in Dying: Spiritual Care at the End of Life

with Tony Kyriakides

The process of dying has been likened to a journey. Some people will choose to journey alone, while others may prefer the companionship of a friend with whom they can share hopes and fears. The theme of the day will be ‘presence’ using the framework proposed by Nolan* in which different expressions of presence will be considered: evocative presence; accompanying presence; comforting presence and hopeful presence.

* Spiritual Care at the End of Life: the Chaplain as a Hopeful Presence. (2012)

Tony Kyriakides

Tony Kyriakides was ordained in 1975, has worked in local authority social services, mental health and higher education as a psychiatric social worker, chartered psychologist, psychology lecturer, social work tutor and social services practice supervisor. A significant part of his working life has been as healthcare chaplain to Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London and currently to the Marie Curie Hospice Hampstead, London.


5 April 2019, 11.00am-4.00pm




London Centre for Spiritual Direction
The Church of St Edmund the King
Lombard Street


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