Nature promotes healing. Community inspires courage. Transformation through grief is possible.
We are here to help you believe life can be beautiful again.

Our Mission

Camberwell Grief Sanctuary, created and established by a community of those who have experienced profound loss, provides comprehensive and compassionate care to people navigating grief, loss, and trauma. For those who have experienced loss of child, sibling or spouse, or been affected by suicide, homicide, divorce or loss of job or pet, Camberwell provides hope, healing and transformation.

Camberwell Grief Sanctuary provides a safe environment, surrounded by nature, where transformation through grief is made possible with the support of a professional and peer community who understand loss and offer help, hope, and healing to the grieving and brokenhearted.

Our Inspiration & Story

Butterflies have come to represent the beauty of hope and transformation. The Camberwell Beauty Butterfly, or Mourning Cloak, inspired the name for the grief sanctuary. The blue and gold of the butterfly’s wings represent the stunning blue eyes and blonde hair of Kaytryn Dianna Parrish (1992-2012).  After experiencing their own grief struggle, co-founders, Mark and Kelly Parrish dreamt of creating a place where grievers could feel understood, supported, and safe. So, Camberwell was founded in 2019. 

The Sanctuary is situated on 228 beautiful acres that bring a sense of calm and allow space to breathe deeply. We believe nature is  beautiful and therapeutic. You’re safe here to take a walk through the trails, sit in a quiet place surrounded by trees, listen to the birds sing, or watch the butterflies dance.  At Camberwell, Kaytryn’s legacy of loving and helping others lives on. We are here to help you believe life can be beautiful again.

photo of teenage daughter of Camberwell Co-Founders
Katryn Dianna Parrish (1992-2012)

Our Board of Directors

Sam Cook – Board Chair

Allen Corbin

Doug Davis

Luke Haire

James A. (Ja) Hillebrand

Thad Keal – Secretary

Mark Parrish

Laura Rice

Mark Stewart

Jacqui Brangers Wandling – Board Treasurer

Jessica Wood – Board Vice Chair

Your generous donations will help us provide hope and healing to the brokenhearted.