Funeral related articles

  1. Churches and cathedrals are to toll bells, light thousands of candles and offer prayers as the country marks the first anniversary of lockdown tomorrow.

  2. The House of Bishops today discussed a range of issues around Coronavirus (COVID-19) and approved further advice on funerals, the celebration of Holy Communion and ordinations. 

  3. The Church of England has today issued new advice to ensure funerals can continue safely amid the current restrictions in light of the current outbreak of Coronavirus Covid-19. 

  4. The House of Bishops COVID-19 recovery group has shared draft guidelines for when funerals, weddings, baptisms and individual private prayer can recommence in church buildings.

  5. The General Synod today called on the Government to end the ‘cruel’ experience of so-called ‘pauper' funerals in a debate where members heard of the plight of those unable to afford funeral costs.
     

  6. Loss and HOPE, launched at Lambeth Palace last week (Thursday, March 5th), is a coalition of organisations who feel passionately about churches of all denominations across the UK being equipped to support the bereaved. 

  7. People who cannot attend a funeral because of the coronavirus restrictions are being provided with prayers and suggestions on how to pay their own tribute at home to the person who has died.

  8. Christmas attendance at cathedrals breaks records for second year running.

  9. Leaders from across different faiths ask the public to join them in a national day to remember those who have died from any cause during the pandemic – being held on Tues 23 March - and to show support for everyone who has been bereaved.

  10. If someone you love dies in the next few days, of whatever cause, it will still be possible to have a small funeral held at a church or a crematorium led by a Church of England minister.