The Life Events team has toured dioceses and staged national conferences over the last five years to bring you support, insights and resources for baptisms, weddings and funerals. You can still access our continued support from the comfort of your home as we bring you expertise, advice, reflections and practical tips to help you manage the impact of Covid-19 on life events services. Join others in this series of webinars, part of the wider support offered by the Evangelism & Discipleship team – see the entire webinar programme here.
These future sessions are part of a series of webinars from the National Evangelism and Discipleship Team. There are three on Life Events – specifically focused on funerals, bereavement and remembering. We hope you can join us.
Broadcast on Wednesday May 12th, Sandra Millar, Mary Hawes and Lucy Moore (Messy Church) look forward to a time when we can meet with families, share a picnic and start conversations about the amazing journey of faith.
Broadcast on Monday, 19th April 10-11 am, Sandra Millar looked at how we can help families to celebrate, pray and belong through baptism and blessing services as we being to open doors again.
Broadcast on April 21st, Head of Life Events Sandra Millar was joined in this webinar by Katy Tutt from Loss and Hope, and explored simple, practical ways to help everyone contact, listen to and bless those who mourn – a ministry of all people.
From May 4th 2021, the registration of all marriages will change. Our Q&A webinar, links to information, FAQs and resources are given on this page to help you transition to the new process.
Broadcast on March 11th 2021, this webinar revealed how people have been affected by death and grief in the past year and where they think the local church can help.
Broadcast on February 2nd, this webinar helped us think about the opportunities and challenges around weddings for 2021 and beyond.
Webinar – broadcast on November 12th. Sandra Millar and Emma Buchan shared creative and practical ideas about how to make Christmas memorable in and beyond the church, with a focus on the possible, working alongside the national digital campaign and resources.
Broadcast September 24th 2020. Revd Canon Sandra Millar explores how the church can help people remember those who have died, particularly around All Souls’ Day, Remembrance Sunday and as we journey towards a very different sort of Christmas. This webinar provides practical advice for finding new ways to be there for people, even though our usual patterns of worship may not be possible.
Broadcast on Tuesday, 7th July 2020. This webinar explored how we can help make special days special in new ways, and how we continue to support and bless people during a time when so many dreams have been disrupted and plans put on hold.
This session, on June 18th 2020, explored what we can learn to equip people to start out and continue their faith journeys following a Life Events service.
‘Using Technology to Support Funeral Ministry’. This very practical webinar explored some of the ways that you can create a simple online service on the day of a funeral for those who can’t attend in person.
‘Bereavement: an ongoing concern’ delivered on Thursday, May 14th 2020, 10am. Everyone’s experience of bereavement is unique, but the way we can offer our support has changed during this unprecedented time. During this session we looked at who the bereaved are and how everyone in our churches can support them.
If someone has died during the Covid-19 pandemic, their funeral will have been quite different to how their death might otherwise have been marked. Families and friends will want to gather together to remember the person who has died once it is again safe to do so. This session explored how churches might support the bereaved at the time when restrictions are lifted.
On May 1st 2020, Canon Sandra Millar, Head of Life Events, delivered this webinar to over 900 delegates outlining some practical advice, thoughts and reflections for funerals during the Covid-19 pandemic.