Funeral, Memorial and Thanksgiving Services

Funeral, Memorial and Thanksgiving Services

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Arising out of many year's experience of helping to lead local church worship and counselling work in a children's hospice, this is the first of three new volumes that focuses on the occasions when many non-churchgoers visit a church: for christenings, weddings, funerals, and memorials. These rites of passage present key opportunities for occasional visitors to encounter the Christian faith. If they are imaginatively handled a lifelong interest can be aroused. If they are insensitively done, people can be put of for life. This practical resource offers prayers, forms of words and many tried and tested ideas for creating rituals that give support at a time of great need following a death. It will enable the creation of rites (based on the authorized liturgical texts) that are beautiful, memorable and meaningful. Particular help is given for that most difficult of pastoral challenges, the death of a child and the care of the bereaved family.If you are a priest or minister reading this, remember that you may have planned, and conducted, many funerals or thanksgivings, whereas the people you are going to see may ... a#39;You know the poem they read at the Queen Mothera#39;s funeral ?

Title:Funeral, Memorial and Thanksgiving Services
Author:Jan Brind, Tessa Wilkinson
Publisher:Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd - 2008-01-01


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