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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 ...

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 ...

Cake and conversation – with Funeral Directors

In June 2017, 160 clergy and readers from the Church of England headed into the National Funeral Exhibition as soon ...

Breathing new life into the funeral business

This is an interesting overview of how the funeral business has developed since the Victorians and, from a business perspective, ...

Don’t just talk about it, do it!

I found the "Taking Funerals seriously" conference extremely helpful last summer, giving me ideas to develop this ministry ...

Dying Matters

The past few years has seen the beginning of a major cultural shift in our attitudes to talking about death. ...

Bereavement training

        Clergy and church members who are interested in developing their skills in bereavement support may like to attend Cruse's one-day loss ...

The Relationship Between Funeral Directors and Clergy

My name is Richard Reakes and I am currently Team Vicar of Bishop’s Cleeve in Gloucestershire, but prior to this ...

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 ...

Tackling Funeral Poverty in Lichfield Diocese

Every week in the Diocese of Lichfield, our clergy and readers take an average over 160 funerals, yet when meeting ...