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Bereavement

Dying, Death and Bereavement (Booklist)
A suggested list of books for those working with the dying and bereaved.
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Funeral Costs Help (Website)
Practical advice on planning a funeral - for the family of the bereaved
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Grave Talk (Website)
GraveTalk, provides resources for a café space in which churches provide a relaxed environment for people to explore questions about death and dying, funerals and loss.
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Headstone Guide (Website)
Practical advice in choosing a headstone.
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Reader ministry in times of bereavement (Article/Note/Report)
A report of a course organised by Durham Diocese to provide training for Readers in the care of the bereaved and the conduct of funerals.
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The Commemoration of All Souls (Article/Note/Report)
How many churches celebrate All Souls? And of those who do, how many mark it other than by a poorly attended weekday communion service?
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The Definitive Guide to Funeral Flowers (Website)
A guide to help in making a more informed choice if you’re searching for a fitting tribute.
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The Reactions to Grief (Article/Note/Report)
The "basics" of bereavement care
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Upholding the Bereaved (Article/Note/Report)
On the role of Readers in leading funerals and ministering to the bereaved.
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Bangor 2008 - Bereavement (From Publications - Conference papers/reports)
Notes from the National Reader Conference Seminar on Reader Ministry to the Bereaved by Philip McDonough (2008-09-22)
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The Reader - Spring 2004 (From 'The Reader' Magazine - Other Publications)
Readers as leaders of worship: Using hymns, deciding what to preach, leading worship with children, hospital services, funerals and ministering to the bereaved. Flour Festival 2003, Easter worship (with a difference), Greenbelt. And 100 years of The Reader magazine, although then it was The Reader and Lay Worker. (2004-03-01)
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The Reader - Spring 2010 (From 'The Reader' Magazine - Other Publications)
Healing and Wholeness: Healing, wholeness and spirituality; Burrswood;music therapy;hospice chaplaincy;in the context of palliative care; ministry to the bereaved;faith in the pharmacist; The Order of Jacob's Well; Christ's healing. And also: rural interregnum; worship in rural churches; and a Reader in Baghdad. (2010-02-24)
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The Reader - Spring 2014 (From 'The Reader' Magazine - Other Publications)
Dying & Living: Living longer, Dying and Living - hospital chaplaincy, Reflections on taking funerals, Attitude(s) to death, Cemeteries & Memorials of WWI. Also: Service and ministry (Eph 4v12), Dyslexia, Day Chaplains in Chichester Cathedral, Personal reflections from Readers, and The Survey Results. (2014-05-14)
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The Reader - Summer 2007 (From 'The Reader' Magazine - Other Publications)
Health, healing and reconciliation. Reconciling the children of Abraham; the ministry of healing in our Church; the ministry of Doctors and Parish Nurses; mental ill health; contact with the dying and bereaved;reconciliation in the parable of The Prodigal Son. And Preaching on Luke. (2007-09-04)
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The Reader - Summer 2016 (From 'The Reader' Magazine - Other Publications)
Celebrating 150 Years of Reader Ministry: Historic Minute; Letter from our Patron, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh; Looking Back... Looking Forward...; Collects and Intercessions; Congratulations from the Most Reverend Josiah Idowu-Fearon, Secretary General of the Anglican Communion; Celebrating The Reader magazine; The Origins of Reader Ministry in the Church of England. Also The Servant Queen and the King she serves; Church Growth in Britain; Miscarriage and Pastoral Care; Walls and Warfare; Politics is for life not just elections; Creativity for All. (2016-07-27)
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The Reader - Summer 2017 (From 'The Reader' Magazine - Other Publications)
Pioneer Ministry: What it is, Closer to the Edge, Street Angels, Sanctuary at Glastonbury, Heathcote - A New Parish. And Reflections on the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine, Cursing Psalms in Wartime, Preparing to Worship, Talking about Death. (2017-05-25)
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