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Funeral services

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 ...

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 ...

Being present, being there – live-streaming of funerals

I was in a traditional  English market-town church this Sunday, and as I scanned their weekly pew-sheet, I noticed that ...

Reflections on an EastEnders Funeral

When and how to hire a BSL interpreter for a Church of England led funeral

Deaf people who use British Sign Language (BSL) often go to their local Chaplain, or specialist minister for Deaf people ...

Vigil Eucharists on the night before a funeral

In the last few years, I have increasingly encouraged members of my congregation to consider having a vigil eucharist on ...

Blue Christmas

From the middle of November, shops, media and advertising collude to convince us that Christmas is magical, full of joy ...