Visit the CofE’s funeral page for national guidance and resources →

Help with funeral cover

There is a co-ordinated diocesan list of clergy and Readers willing to help local churches with funeral cover. To access this support please call: 07928 809780

For churches already covered by the Funeral Project, the existing system will continue to operate in Gloucester City, Forest South and parts of Severn Vale deaneries.

Please continue to use the existing Project phone number.

Fees guidance

Funeral fees for Churches and Ministers within the Diocese of Gloucester Funeral Project
Fees Guidance for Churches and Ministers in the rest of the Diocese

Other information and resources

Fear – how do we talk to our children about Coronavirus?
Grief – how children grieve and how they can be supported
Saying Goodbye – Ideas for acknowledging our grief and saying goodbye to our loved ones.

Here is an order of service to celebrate and remember the life of someone who has died. Families or individuals of any age can use this at home if it is right for their circumstances.  It is possible to type in the person’s name and print these sheets out.

Waterbugs and dragonflies: A video on making a play resource to help children talk about death


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