Funerals are being significantly impacted by the current situation. There is a huge need for bereavement care, as well as adapting to a short ceremony. This page will be updated regularly with resources to help you share God’s love and hope with those in your community.
The Church of England is involved with over 3,000 funerals every week, bringing us into contact with around 250m people. Discover what Church of England research says about supporting bereaved families who are organising a funeral, working with the Funeral Director, and ways to discuss death and dying.
Following up with families in the weeks and months after their special service has a really positive impact on church growth. These are just some occasions to invite families to church, along with resources and downloads to help.
Has an idea worked really well in your parish? Could it be easily applied elsewhere? Share it here for your colleagues to see. Browse practical suggestions that have worked in other parishes, or search for something specific.
Discover what others are thinking and saying about death, dying and funerals, and find out how to submit your own thoughts.
Download ready-to-print documents, including the latest information on funeral liturgy, canon law and recent trends, plus, find logos ready to use in your own materials and a series of good-practice tips.
Questions and answers that often arise in funerals ministry are given in this section, but if there’s something more you’d like to know, use these pages to ask for help.
Find out when the Baptism Matters, Engaging The Engaged, and Taking Funerals Seriously one day events will be in your area, book your place, watch videos from past conferences, and follow the tour on Twitter