Innovative Services – Severn Vale Deanery Training
February 2, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pmFree
Severn Vale Deanery is inviting for lay ministers and clergy across the diocese to come along to their training day where:
- St John’s Churchdown share their “Blue Christmas” – a special Christmas service for the bereaved in partnership with local funeral directors. Lesley Flannagan a member of the St John’s Churchdown Local Ministry Team talks about their December church service for the bereaved called “Blue Christmas”. They run it with their local funeral directors helping the bereaved through a difficult time of year.
- Holy Innocents’ Highnam share their “Summer Churchyard Service” – a special outdoor service for the bereaved. Revd Dr Helen Sammon leads a discussion about how we can engage with the many people who visit our churchyards to remember loved ones and gives an example of a churchyard service she has started
This is especially aimed at creating a talking point amongst lay worship leaders and their vicar!
It will be held at:
From Gloucester, at the Staunton junction, turn right at the Swan Inn towards Corse Lawn and Tirley. Pillows Green is the first left. The farm is on the right. Park on the left side of the road.
For more information, please contact:
Revd John Longuet-Higgins
01452 700965 or