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Reflections on ministry

A look back at the Summer 2019 funerals conference

At the beginning of June, over 120 clergy and lay leaders were joined by people working to support the bereaved ...

From stranger to friend: First encounters of faith journeys conference speakers

Wherever, and however we meet people, there are small things that make a big difference to how those new to ...

A Life Events Prayer for the Summer

Use this prayer any time you wish over the summer, for yourself and all your colleagues, who will be meeting ...

Death, bereavement and the media agenda

Films books, television,  magazines, YouTube; suddenly the media is alert to the fact that death changes the living. When someone ...

A Christmas Prayer for You

During the busy time over the Christmas season, Life Events continue. This video was produced for Christmas 2018 for those ...

Exploring Faith Journeys

Benita Hewitt has been involved in research for 40 years and following a profound experience in her 40s which led ...

Life after death: article in Church Times on bereavement ministry

The Life Events team commends this feature in the Church Times as worth a read. It offers in-depth reflections on ...

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 ...

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, ...