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The law on waiving parochial fees

In 2013 the Church of England brought in new legislation regarding parochial fees, and it's probably fair to say that ...

Death, Bodies and Changing Attitudes to Funerals Debated

A wide-ranging conference highlighting rapidly changing attitudes to death, bodies and ashes was held last month at the National Memorial ...

Death as a subject at school

This interesting article on the BBC News website shows how the conversation around death and dying continues to grow, globally ...

Life Events Ministry and GDPR

A Life Event service is a wonderful opportunity to show the warmth of God’s love, and to welcome those who ...

Vicar interview in Funeral Directors’ Monthly

It's great to see former Funeral Celebrant of the Year winner the Revd Juliet Stevenson interviewed in the 2017 Christmas edition ...

More than paper – service sheets and lasting memories

Changes in printing technology means that producing a very special service sheet is now an  integral part of the funeral ...

Life events make special memories

I recently read a report which explored the psychology of memory and decision making:  it seems we make future decisions ...

The role of ‘remembering’ on the journey to faith

As October draws to a close and November begins, the Church of England will see some of its largest congregations ...

Ashes to ashes…and then what?

What happens to ashes after cremation?  How can the church help with the disposal of loved ones’ remains? June this year, ...

Cake and conversation – with Funeral Directors

On Friday June 9th 160 clergy and readers from the Church of England headed into the National Funeral Exhibition as ...