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Taking Funerals Seriously

10th July 2018 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm


Taking Funerals Seriously 

with an update on Vision, Mission and Weddings

Open to everyone involved in any aspect of funeral ministry, not just those who take services.

There were 25,000 people having conversations with churches in Carlisle diocese in 2016 as a direct result of a life event. There were around 400,000 visitors that year to services that marked a birth, marriage or death.

Find out how these people can continue their faith journey and become part of the church’s story.  Extensive national research from the Archbishops’ Council over the past few years has led to practical insights and resources that will help churches work with those who approach us at life’s key moments.

“Simply the best training I have been to in 20 years of ministry”  – delegate, Chester

So many practical ideas that will make a difference.” – delegate, Lichfield

The day will be led by Revd Dr Sandra Millar, Head of Life Events for the Archbishops’ Council. She heads up national works around baptisms, weddings and funerals, encouraging churches to think about best practice and developing resources that help parishes to build good pastoral relationships with those they meet at these moments.  Carlisle diocese took part in the research phase of work around funerals in 2015 – Sandra will update us on that research and on the recent developments in the research on weddings which she has also been leading.


9.30 am Coffee and registration

10.00am Session 1: vision, mission, three key ideas

10.50 am Session 2:  Taking Funerals Seriously

11.30am Session 3: Taking Funerals Seriously 2

13.00 am  Lunch break and chat

13.25 Session 4: Weddings and marriage

14.15  Questions

14.30 Finish



£5 including lunch, booking below.

For more information contact Allison Fenton

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10th July 2018
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Cumbria Christian Learning
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Penrith United Reformed Church
Lowther St
Penrith, Cumbria CA11 7UW United Kingdom
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