Monthly Meetings: Manchester & Nashua

The death of a child of any age, from any cause is a shattering experience for a family. Family members experience many intense feelings.  Grief with its ups and downs lasts far longer than society in general recognizes.  Friends and relatives may be uncomfortable around the bereaved.  They want to ease the pain but do not know how.

Where does a family turn for the emotional support they will need during the grief journey that lies ahead of them? While there is no "right way" to grieve, many parents and siblings benefit from the understanding and support of other bereaved families.  It helps to share with those who have had similar experiences.  Expressing grief is easier done in an atmosphere of acceptance and understanding.

Our monthly meetings offer small group discussions and are a safe place to share your grief and your memories with others who understand.  Whether you're newly bereaved or still struggling with the loss from years ago, you are welcome here.

Meetings, at both locations, begin at 6:30 PM and end at 8:00PM.

Refreshments and an informal gathering are available immediately following each meeting until 8:30 PM.

Please join us for our next meeting.

 

Meeting Schedules and Locations

 

Manchester Meetings

Gather the 1st Thursday of each month

The Manning House
at the Brookside Congregation Church
2013 Elm Street
Manchester, NH

Meeting dates:
Adult Siblings (age 18+):  February April June August October and December
Men's Group:  June - date TBA

Read historical information on our Manchester meetings and the Manning House.

Nashua Meetings

Gather the 3rd Tuesday of each month, at:

St. Philip Greek Orthodox Church
500 West Hollis Street
Nashua, NH


 

Directions to Our Meetings

 

Manchester Meetings at Brookside Congregational Church

 


View Larger Map

From the East (e.g., Raymond or Exeter):

  • NH State Route 101 West to Interstate 293 North.
  • From Interstate Rt 293 in Manchester, NH take exit 6 to Amoskeag St.
  • Following signs, cross the Amoskeag Bridge.
  • After crossing the bridge, the road is named W. Salmon St.
  • Continue straight to lights and turn left onto Elm St.
  • The Brookside Congregational Church and The Manning House are approximately 1/2 mile down on the right.

From the North (e.g., Hookset or Concord):

  • Interstate 293 South to exit 6 to Amoskeag St.
  • Following signs, cross the Amoskeag Bridge.
  • After crossing the bridge, the road is named W. Salmon St.
  • Continue straight to lights and turn left onto Elm St.
  • The Brookside Congregational Church and The Manning House are approximately 1/2 mile down on the right.

From the South (e.g., Nashua or Lowell, MA):

  • US Route 3 North/Everett Turnpike North to Interstate 293 North.
  • (Do not stay on US Route 3 when it turns at exit 7E, continue straight, this is the beginning of Everett Turpike.
  • Additionally, Everett Turpike ends at exit 13, continue straight and you will automattically be on Interstate 293).
  • From Interstate Rt 293 in Manchester, NH take exit 6 to Amoskeag St.
  • Following signs, cross the Amoskeag Bridge.
  • After crossing the bridge, the road is named W. Salmon St.
  • Continue straight to lights and turn left onto Elm St.
  • The Brookside Congregational Church and The Manning House are approximately 1/2 mile down on the right.

From the Southeast (e.g., Salem or Derry):

  • Interstate Route 93 North to Interstate Route 293 North.
  • From Interstate Rt 293 in Manchester, NH take exit 6 to Amoskeag St.
  • Following signs, cross the Amoskeag Bridge.
  • After crossing the bridge, the road is named W. Salmon St.
  • Continue straight to lights and turn left onto Elm St.
  • The Brookside Congregational Church and The Manning House are approximately 1/2 mile down on the right.

From the Southwest (e.g., Milford or Wilton):

  • NH State Route 101 East to Interstate 293 North.
  • From Interstate Rt 293 in Manchester, NH take exit 6 to Amoskeag St.
  • Following signs, cross the Amoskeag Bridge.
  • After crossing the bridge, the road is named W. Salmon St.
  • Continue straight to lights and turn left onto Elm St.
  • The Brookside Congregational Church and The Manning House are approximately 1/2 mile down on the right.

 

 

Nashua Meetings at St. Philip Greek Orthodox Church

 


View Larger Map

From the Northeast (e.g., Raymond or Exeter):

  • NH State Route 101 West to Everett Turnpike South.
    Please note  101 West will merge with 93 South and 293 North for a short time; the exit for Everett Turnpike will immediately follow the exit where 293 North veers off from 101.
  • There will be a toll charged about 1.5 miles after entering onto the Everett Turnpike.
  • Take Exit 5 West/111 West.
  • The off ramp will fork, stay to the right and turn right onto 111 West.
  • Shortly thereafter, turn left into the parking lot of St. Philip's.

From the North (e.g., Concord or Manchester):

  • Route 293 South to Everett Turnpike South.
  • There will be a toll charged about 1.5 miles after entering onto the Everett Turnpike.
  • Take Exit 5 West/111 West.
  • The off ramp will fork, stay to the right and turn right onto 111 West.
  • Shortly thereafter, turn left into the parking lot of St. Philip's.

From the South (e.g., Lowell, MA):

  • Route 3 North.
  • After crossing the NH border, take Exit 5 West/111 West.
  • The off ramp will loop around and you'll merge with traffic headed west on 111.
  • Turn left into the parking lot of St. Philip's after the traffic lights.

From the East (e.g., Salem or Derry):

  • Route 111 West.
  • You will cross the river from Hudson into Nashua.
  • Continue on 111 West through downtown Nashua.
  • After crossing Route 3 (via the overpass) there will be a set of lights; continue straight.
  • Shortly after the lights (when the center island ends) turn left into the parking lot of St. Philip's.

From the West (e.g., Amherst or Milford):

  • Route 122 South (towards Hollis) to Route 130 East (towards Nashua) to Route 3 South.
  • Take Exit 5 West/111 West (the first exit after entering onto Route 3 South).
  • The off ramp will fork, stay to the right and turn right onto 111 West.
  • Shortly thereafter, turn left into the parking lot of St. Philip's.