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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 ...

Specialist care at funerals wins award

A Church of England priest has won a national award for her outstanding contribution to work on helping make funerals ...

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. ...

CofE vicar wins Funeral Celebrant of the Year

A Church of England vicar was named Funeral Celebrant of the Year at the Good Funeral Awards. The Revd ...

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 ...