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Reflections on ministry

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, ...

Ministry at Grenfell Tower

Rev Dr Gabby Thomas, a curate at St Mary with St Alban, Teddington. She writes here about the churches’ response ...

The Opportunity of Dying Matters Awareness Week

Dying Matters Awareness Week, which takes place in May, raises an opportunity to help parishes and congregations feel more confident about ...

What makes ‘a good funeral’?

The Revd Helen Hancock, Team Rector of the Tolworth, Hook & Surbiton Team Ministry and Emma Sparre-Slater, Senior Funeral Director ...

Stepping into the unknown

Last week I was being royally treated by a diocese somewhere in England. Dire to the pressure of time between ...

Warm contacts, wider contacts

Every week the Church of England is involved with around 3000 funerals, 2000 baptisms of children under 12 and 1000 ...