Following Easter and the celebration of resurrection and new life the Church is offering a chance to talk about death. Last year, over 100 funerals were conducted in the Beaminster Team and it is an important part of its ministry to the community. Yet death can be a taboo subject and often families have not found the opportunity to talk about funerals or end-of-life care before it is too late.
There are several national initiatives to help us start to have conversations about death and dying. The Church of England has produced a resource called GraveTalk which is a café space to talk about all aspects of death, dying and funerals. The resource enables conversations rather than provides answers and it is open to people of all faiths or none.
Three sessions of GraveTalk are being run in The White Lion Inn, Broadwindsor at 7.30pm on Monday 8, 15 and 22 May. Buy a drink and gather to talk openly and without judgement about life, death, dying and funerals. You can attend any number of sessions, as the content will be different each time. Contact Rev Jo Neary for more details.