Bereavement support: meeting a need

Broadcast on April 21st, Head of Life Events Sandra Millar was joined in this webinar by Katy Tutt from Loss and Hope, and explored simple, practical ways to help everyone contact, listen to and bless those who mourn – a ministry of all people.

Recent research by the Church of England showed that 91% of people have experienced a bereavement in the past 5 years. Over 2/3rds think the church might be there for them with spaces and places and people.

In this webinar, Head of Life Events Sandra Millar was joined by Katy Tutt from Loss and Hope , and together they offered simple, practical ways for anyone to contact, listen to and bless those who mourn – a ministry of all people.

Presentation slides

These are the slides Sandra showed during the webinar (link opens a PowerPoint file): Webinar bereavement April 21

Recording

Useful resources

Bereavement care awareness training offered by Care for the Family

Badge of mourning for remembering someone.

Prayer Poster with QR code to help passing people remember and pray

‘Just Ask’ resources for all Life Events

‘Just Ask’ posters for Funerals and bereavement only

‘Just Ask’ Funerals and Bereavement social media graphics (free of charge)

The Life Events Diary can help you streamline the administration for christenings, weddings and funerals, as well as helping you to safely store, manage and use the personal data you collect through these services.

Related Ideas

Creating a Remembering Tree

How ‘light-a-candle’ can help dispersed families

Useful links

The national signposting website for the bereaved is www.ataloss.org. Add to your website, parish news etc

The Christian coalition to help churches become more bereavement friendly: www.lossandhope.org