Funeral and Bereavement Training


White flowers on a white surfaceThe Funeral and Bereavement course is open to ALM Pastoral Assistants, ALM Worship Leaders and to Readers/Licensed Lay Ministers. Training consists of an induction evening with training ministers, 6 x (2 hour) sessions and a period of in-parish experience of funerals and bereavement visiting. The course requires a commitment from the incumbent / training minister to oversee and evaluate the student’s progress and readiness for participation in funeral ministry, as well as supporting the student through the course.

Spring 2021 Funeral and Bereavement Course 

 We are currently sorting the final details for a Funeral and Bereavement course to run in spring - summer 2021. Click here to download an application form.

Course Programme

9 March 2021     Induction Session for Students and Training Ministers

16 March 2021   Session 1: Death – What is it and what does it mean in our lives?

23 March 2021   Session 2: Before the funeral

30 March 2021   Session 3: The Funeral

Practical experience in the parish

8 June 2021      Session 4: Reflection on parish experience

15 June 2021    Session 5: Resources for funerals

22 June 2021    Session 6: Mourning and grief

Please note that this course will run, subject to a viable number of students signing up.