Supporting bereaved families after a funeral and remembering those who died in war are moments of opportunity for building longer term relationships and sharing the good news of God’s love. Read on for ideas to help.
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These are the services held around All Souls’ day which offer people an opportunity to remember those they love but see no longer, whether the loss is recent or long ago, and to support and maintain contact with bereaved families whether or not they have had a Church of England-led funeral.
Remembrance services attract large congregations from every generation. For some of those people, it may be their only visit to a church in a year, or longer. That visit is still part of their faith journey over a lifetime and there are ways to help make their visit positive and memorable. Read on for some simple suggestions to help.