Funerals and Bereavement Research Summary 2021

Since March 2020 the pandemic has dominated life, and death.

  • There have been many excess deaths.
  • Fear of death has been brought to the front of mind.
  • People have been prompted to consider their own mortality.
  • There has been huge change in how society deals with dying, death, bereavement and grief. There is a need for greater understanding of the impact this has had on people.

This research has been conducted by independent research consultant Benita Hewitt at 9 Dot Research, to help the Church of England understand what the impact has been and determine how best to respond.